[FREE Theme] M_Purple by BerryGlowDesigns
“The theme is called M_Purple, and as you may remember, it is the 5th “M” theme – the one on which CB forums voted for the color scheme. It is OS5, OS6, OS7, OS7.1 and 99xx ready, and it is 100% free.” This was the beginning of a great email from our friend and developer BerryGlowDesigns.
You should remember the awesome M Series of themes – recently reviewed. And special CrackBerry contest here. Fans of BGD voted for the Purple theme. Of course he made the theme FREE! Grab your FREE copy below and be sure to snag some FREE wallpapers from his site here.
It slightly bothers me to see designer themes like this one not flying off the virtual shelf yet. BerryGlowDesigns is one of the most ambitious Theme Builders left in the world of BlackBerry and his work deserves to be on your BlackBerry. His latest theme Crispy takes some bold direction with a slight familiarity with his awesome Phantom series of themes, using the same style icon set. This is a wicked theme. Read on to find out why I think so.
Crispy theme features:
• subtle embedded banners on the home screen
• glass like icon focus
• “Crispy” customized OS7 icon set
• ease to use, lagless and wallpaper friendly
• vibrant custom battery/signal/wifi meters
• very low file size
• smooth screen transitions added to OS5 devices
Good friend and big contributor @SamgbxDesigns pointed out Velvet, the latest theme from pioneer developers Elecite. Damn, it’s just another reminder that RIM has some of the most talented designers behind their products.
° Fluid Performance
° 6 Categories
° 7-9 Customizable Icons
° 16 Quick-Access Photo Icons
° Social Icons
° Weather Slot
° Intuitive Navigation
° Modern Layout Design
Now that I don’t have direct access to themes on my BlackBerry, I think it’s a little obvious that I’m slumping into a depression about my love for RIM and everything I once paraded so hard for. HedoneDesign released Avio and I couldn’t just sit by without getting my hands into it, so I grabbed a friends Style 9670 and activated it!
Avio surprised me quite a bit! Immediately I was trying to slap the homescreen with my thumbs only to be reminded that I was using a BlackBerry 6.0 device. But that was the small complaint, and hardly the developer’s problem.
This is a piece of art, a deeper expressive design chalk full of custom made icons, svg, menus, fonts and more. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Hedone take this much time to create such a rich original theme.
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.
The time has come when I cannot install a BlackBerry theme. With my 9650 sold and the 9930 missing the software, luck would have it that bbt Designs just finished up an all new full featured theme. POP is vibrant, fun and the kind of style RIM should have known was coming.
POP is compatible with BlackBerry 5.0 & 6.0 devices only. Curve 8900, 9300 & 9330 series, Storm 9500, 9520, 9530 & 9555 series, Tour 9630, Bold 9650, 9700, 9780, 9788 and Torch 9800 all waiting to be loved by you.
* Weather Slot
* Hideable Today Area with up to 8 items
* Clickable Banner Items
* Over 20 Apps accessible via the Home screen
* Folders with pop up animations
* Hidden App accessible via Spacebar (first slot)
* Custom, vibrant icons
Good to Know (Slot order and folders):
- SPACEBAR will open the 1st icon on your App Page.
- Weather Slot opens the 2nd icon on your App Page.
- The Favorites folder will show the 3rd through 7th icon on your App Page.
- On OS5 *only* the top two “Social” icons correspond to the 8th and 9th icons on your App Page.
- The Favorites folder opens Applications folder on Non-Touch only.
- Folders will open corresponding folders on Non-Touch only (Favorites – Applications, Media – Media, IM – IM, Social – a custom folder named “Social”)
Like any music application I was quick to try out Rdio when I discovered it’s compatibility with my BlackBerry Bold 9930 a couple months back. They toss you a nice trial that runs long enough (7 days) to sink your teeth in, make a fair choice if it’s worth your monthly dollar bills.
Remember we’re rocking BlackBerry’s over here so the GUI may not match the visual brilliance of Android & iPhone but Rdio for BlackBerry is no slouch in the functionality, quality and music fanboy departments!
One of my favorite types of themes is a style that’s not so over-the-top that you need a roadmap to get through it. Much like BGT, theme builder bbthemelab puts his own unique touch on iReplica – his latest! Complete with custom icons & mirrored icons on the bottom dock!
iReplica is compatible with OS 5.0-6.0 devices. Specifically Curve 8520, 8530, 9300 & 9330 series. Storm 9500, 9520, 9530 & 9550 series. Tour 9630, Bold 9650, 9700, 9780 & 9788 series. Plus Torch 9800.
This is a theme you must purchase. Inotia is far more original and technology advanced than 99% of themes made for BlackBerry today. RIM should be using themes like this in their ad-campaigns. Do they really think they’re better off without Mobster Mobile Design or others in newer devices?!
Inotia is compatible with BlackBerry 5.0 & 6.0 devices only, running on Curve 8520, 8530, 8900, 8910, 8980, 9300 & 9330 series. Pearl 9100, 9105, Storm 9500, 9520, 9530 & 9550 series. Also Tour 9630, Bold 9650, 9700, 9780 & 9788 series. Style 9670 and Torch 9800 devices.
Another beautiful design built SamgbxDesigns. Combining simple, attractive and highly digible wallpapers Circulo takes another stab at the cool homescreen widget made popular by Android phones. But this time he’s slipped in a row of user defined icons as well, so everyone wins!
Circulo is compatible with BlackBerry 6 & 5 devices only. This includes Curve, Pearl, Storm, Bold, Style and Torch devices. Only appears 9000 is not compatible. If you have a 5-6.0 device the $2.99 asking price is quite generous for the quality.
After RIM axed an entire culture. Themes mean jobs- lot’s of them, independent artists working towards their next cash cow. Turning your BlackBerry into something beyond the hum-drum is what sets BlackBerry apart from iPhone & Android because it’s supported.. usually. BGT knows themes very well.
Desire is BerryGoodThemes latest build, and it’s going to be one of his best selling I have no doubt in my mind. Many of my all time favorite themes are built by Mr. Themes, he’s got a real knack for marrying simplicity and creativity.
Wave is compatible with Curve 8350i, 8520, 8530, 8900, 9300 & 9330 series. Storm 95xx series, Tour 9630, Bold 9650, 9700, 9780, 9788 and Torch 9800 OS 5.0 to 6.0