Moved to developer forum (merged duplicate posts into one).
That's interesting; this might be worth reporting to RIM although I am 99% sure they know already after all of this time, and I suspect Reqwireless already does this (since it displays the text "Trial" on top of every image). In the meantime, I would imagine a workaround would be to make sure that the width is an even number. Basically, round up to the nearest pixel.
If loading an image of an odd width, you may have to change the size of the image by adding an unused column of pixels or cropping a column, or if that was not possible, then blitting (copying) to a different bitmap of even-numbered width. The fastest/most efficient method will need to be determined.
This might be fixed in certain versions of BlackBerryOS -- what version of BlackBerryOS are you using?