°°UPDATE: v2.0.18 now includes a glowing banner. Red for missed calls & new email.
I’ll be the first to admit, finding a great theme for your BlackBerry 7 device has become a grueling task. Well regardless of how much work goes into the process, the important thing is today we have another fantastic looking view for our BlackBerry Bold 99xx devices!
MINI_banner is the latest from _Lucky45 [@_Lucky45] with a little help from one of our other favorite builders drkapprentice. Originally built as another sexy theme, the two of them decided to get PlayBook 2.0 icons in this one before everyone else & that’s exactly what’s happened!
When it comes to themes, as I’ve previously mentioned, I’m a functionality guy. I prefer themes that get me shortcuts to my most used apps so I don’t have to go searching through the menu. With shortcuts, I can flip from BBM to SMS to FaceBook to Twitter and back in a heartbeat. It’s one of the things I love about my BlackBerry. Yet BlackBerry users use themes for many different reasons.
Some people use themes to change the layout of the icons. That was key back in the days of BB OS4 and BB OS5. My first theme was a Crossbar theme. I changed my Pearl 8100 from having 6 icons across the bottom to having 10 icons I could scroll through in the center of the screen. I loved it and immediately understood why people loved themes.
So many themes flooding up App World still, but most of them aren’t compatible with BlackBerry 7.0 devices? What’s the point really? Let’s be honest even if RIM hasn’t the resources to bring out a TS7 developers have found a way to make it possible. And we’re doing our best to highlight the themes you should download!
Leave it to drkapprenticeDESIGNS & Lucky45 to knock out something basic, but with enough tricked out flare to make your BlackBerry Bold 99xx stand out again! I’m talking about their latest MINI Banner theme & it’s FREE!
Late in the year, Walker Themes did the Holiday act of offering several of their premium themes for free. Not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth, I snagged one that looked appealing to me with a plan to use it after Christmas (I had a Christmas theme that would not be replaced!)
Themes boil down to two areas as I see it: form and functionality. Form, how it looks; and functionality; how it works- for me. Remember that just as every phone won’t work for every person, every theme will not work for every person either.
BGT is on a slight roll at the moment. First he’s sharing all 25 of his best selling themes FREE for the holiday’s here. And now he’s whipped up a BlackBerry 6.0 theme titled Carrera that’s built with the new Porsche 9981 icons and made it FREE!
If you do happen to grab a copy of this sweet theme, please take a moment to leave BGT a review for his work. He did do this for us all on Christmas Eve.
That’s right you read that right! BerryGoodThemes let us know this morning that all 25 of his Best Selling themes in BlackBerry App World are Now FREE for a limited time here! Just in time for the holidays with Christmas almost upon us too!!
Most all BGT’s themes are compatible with BB OS 4.5 to 6.0. We’ve reviewed & covered more than any other blog too, so if your curious what’s the best or our favs feel free to check his tag here: http://www.berryfication.com/tag/berrygoodthemes/.
For all your BlackBerry 7.0 users (myself included) we’ll just have to be patient until he gets a chance to chissel some out in 2012. For the rest of you lot, check the link below for the 25 goodies!
Now this is a real treat. drkapprenticeDESIGNS has been working hard to bring a quality theme to his fans. Maybe not full custom yet, but probably one of my very favorites and it’s at absolutely NO Cost to you! Lucky_STRIKE is available today!
BGD is back! But this time you can save your money for some Christmas shopping, because his latest Naturize: Winter Dream HD is absolutely FREE! Now that’s a theme price you can’t argue with. Coming from BerryGlowDesigns you know it’s going to be premium.
The new Winter Dream HD theme is compatible with Curve 8520, 8530, 8900, 9300 & 9330 series, Pearl 9100 & 9105 series, Storm 9500 series, Tour 9630 & Style 9670. Also Bold 9650, 9700, 9780, 9788 & Torch 9800.
It’s always great to see hard working developers achieve their goals and finish projects they’ve only imaged finishing. That’s why we’d love to invite you to join us in celebrating the new web & mobile site from passionate theme builder BerryGlowDesigns at http://berryglowdesigns.com today!
BGD has gone a made EVERY theme JUST $0.99, which includes AquaGlow, Sharp!Ice, Sharp!Pink & more! But that’s not all! He’s also gone and made the entire Neon theme selection absolutely FREE, this includes 15 different styles-concepts to choose from!
With the recent success of BGT’s New Snappy Screen Capture App he couldn’t help but to share a FREE Snappy theme to go along with the fun new app! And of course it’s a great looking theme, as we wouldn’t expect anything less!
The FREE Snappy theme is compatible with all devices running 5.0 and up beginning at the Curve 8330 and ending at the Torch 9800. So that covers everything pretty much. See the tags for specific devices.
MMMOOO slipped out this cute little Doodle Monsters explosion! For a limited time this theme is FREE to everyone and anyone rocking a Torch 9800 down to Pearl 8100 and everything in between. Built with their popular doodle style icons, simple 6.0, 5.0 style builds.
If you love playful styles and that stock BlackBerry layout, Doodle will appeal strongly to you. If you more of the type of user who looks for simple classic look may want to pass on this.
One of my favorite things is meeting new Developers. Sometimes it can be difficult to get read on people, but I’m a pretty good judge of character. Our new friends Smarter Themes are new to the industry and they wanted a warm welcome so they created a simple but clean functional 1st theme.