2 New Curve / 8800 Series Themes Available from Mobile.BlackBerry.com - Today Plus Theme and Scribble Theme

Today Plus Theme and Scribble Theme
By Kevin Michaluk on 9 Feb 2008 03:24 pm EST
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RIM has added two new FREE BlackBerry themes to their mobile.blackberry.com portal: the Today Plus theme and Zen Scribble theme. The Today Plus theme is pretty cool - it's like the Today theme, but when you scroll to the right you get a right-justified Zen theme list. The new themes are available for Curve and 8800 Series BlackBlackBerry smartphones (sorry Pearl users!).

The Scribble theme is a salute to the good ole days of Hilroy notebooks and looseleaf, which in today's gadget/electronic age I can only assume must be starting to dwindle. For all of you in high school, college, university or in the office for that matter, why not take all your notes on your BlackBerry?! I'm pretty sure I can type faster on my BlackBerry these days than I can write or print, and reading the notes back off the BlackBerry is much easier than trying to read my chicken scratch. If your teacher or prof ask what you're doing in class with your BlackBerry out, you can say you're Saving a Tree by using a BlackBerry!

Ohh... and in testing these themes out my Curve I realized ONE more thing I'd love to see come in OS version 4.5 (don't think it is though). How about the ability for the BlackBerry to remember the order and visibility (hidden/visible) of shortcuts. It took 45 seconds to download and install my new themes, but 5 minutes to reorder everything the way I like it! In the images above, I reordered the Today Plus but left the Zen (well..I moved two shortcuts on the Zen then snapped the pics).

FREE stuff is great. Hopefully RIM will add these themes and more to the rest of their device lineup over the weeks ahead. 

24 comments

Anonymous

when I go to mobile.blackberry.com the only theme available to download is "sunday funnies"

Anonymous

Would someone like to sent this theme to me via email?
my email:alex11661166@hotmail.com
I'm now at China,and I can't log in the mobile.blackberry.com via my BB

Plat

Hi all,

The themes don't seem to be available for all. I have an 8130 OS4.3.0 and the msg I get is Sorry, no themseare currently available for you device...

Does anyone have the urls to the instal file. This worked for mw with the today plus theme.

Cheers,
Plat

Anonymous

The scribble one has 6 icons across the screen... Someone with a 83xx device able to see the downloads? I'm on a 8100 and I don't see it either.

barko12

That is a ton of mail!! How do you have time to run this site and check all of your email ;)

Benny

It took me total of 6 minutes to download the scibble theme for some reason, but I like it a alot! It fit perfectly with my "above the influence" wallpaper!

Anonymous

I have the same problem all I get is the sunday funnies

keswan

The new themes look cool and I would love to dl them but they are not available for the 8700 according to blackberry.com.
Seems that they would have said in the article which BB's these themes were available for.

Kevin Michaluk

The new themes are only available for the Curve right now. RIM's mobile site detects which model you are on and serves up the content accordingly, so for Curve users the themes are located under "What's Hot" > New Themes Available.

Lesson here is visit the mobile.blackberry.com site every now and then... you never know what might pop up!

artisticme

these themes are also available for the 8830 WE...

when I go to the site... I dont see any of those themes for my 8830 we

AYeager

"the ability for the BlackBerry to remember the order and visibility (hidden/visible) of shortcuts"

Ugg - I could not agree more!

unclebanglin

i don't guess there's anyway to get these w/o a data plan is there?

iwantscribble

when i go to mobile.blackberry.com from my curve, there's nothing there. there's no "what's hot section"...how do i get the theme?

safri

cool themes. love both! thanks

Anonymous

It it possible to edit the right-justified icons in the Today Plus theme? I can't find a way to do it.

Kevin Michaluk

when you're on the main shortcut screen, reorder your icons. the zen list on the right pulls from the first ones that are display on your main screen

samgeee

This theme rocks! I LOVE the look. It's definitely original. Can't wait to see what other themes they put up for grabs!

John J

these are OK but not really impressed,don't really care for the side list, like icons, where are the icon themes??? for that matter where are good themes in general??? iphone themes SUCK!!!

awj911

I love the new Today Plus theme, but...there's still a problem with it (from previous versions). Most of the time it will not clear text messages from the "messages" on the today screen after you have read them. That's very annoying. Oh well, back to my 02 Today theme.

Anonymous

when I go to mobile.blackberry.com ON MY BLACKBERRY it says that the site is for mobile blackberrys....thats what Im using?

Anonymous

hey everyone!!!!

you need to go to "FUN & GAMES" & then go to "THEMES". Thats where youll find all the themes available for ya device.