Ascarii 2 Premium Theme From Elecite!

Ascarii 2 Released!!
By Bla1ze on 19 Mar 2009 08:32 am EDT
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Elecite has been hard at work since the official Plazmic Developers Kit was released the other day. To my surprise when I checked out the site I was pleased to see one of my favorite themes by them has seen a little bit of a revamp. Ascarii, with its red and black color scheme and "sports car" feel to it has now moved into its second revision and is now Ascarii 2. Just like the original, it absolutely makes your screen pop with its design and use of great looking backgrounds and even makes the battery and signal meters interactive by having them act as gauges to extend that sports car feel even further.

As I mentioned the original Ascarii was/is one my favorite themes from Elecite. The only issue I had with it was that when I had it active on my device everyone kept asking me to see my BlackBerry, because just like that red blinking light, it draws you in. Ascarii 2 is available for the Bold, Storm and 8900. Be sure to check out the screen shots to see how it will look on your specific device.

35 comments

JGrams414

Since Day One of owning a Blackberry I could never commit myself to buying themes. Not because I did not think they were worth peoples time or work, just because I switch Blackberry's so often I wouldn't get to fully enjoy it without re-purchasing it.

My question to Kevin and Elecite is how about running some type of promotion like 50% off for 24hrs or something like that. I know myself I would give it a try and a lot of other guys I talk to would be willing to give some of the themes a try.

Like I said, we all know how much time (hours wise) it takes to put these themes together, but if you were to run some type of promotion on Elecite themes I think it would be a great way of bringing in some new customers.

Just an idea, and if I am out of order I apologize.
This theme is so sick and I would definitely love to try it one day.
-Josh

yhwhsozo

I downloaded this theme for my Storm. It was the slowest theme I have tried and the icons are super small. Its pretty cool looking and what not. But I was not impressed once I downloaded the theme.

They need to have trial versions. I wasted $$$ on this theme. Good thing to know is that they are willing to work with me about getting another theme...so far.

bigsammoe

So i know times are bad and all and people do work on these but seriously since the Iphone nothing is FREE any more.. a Theme costing money i think its REDIC, and since its programmers who are on top of thier game already with who knows what eles, charging for lil side projects is crazy. Thats the one thing i like about windows mobile, themese where easy to make and get people would show off thier skill not charge for it.. any who just my 2 cents. which i know it will get bashed for.

bigsammoe

So i know times are bad and all and people do work on these but seriously since the Iphone nothing is FREE any more.. a Theme costing money i think its REDIC, and since its programmers who are on top of thier game already with who knows what eles, charging for lil side projects is crazy. Thats the one thing i like about windows mobile, themese where easy to make and get people would show off thier skill not charge for it.. any who just my 2 cents. which i know it will get bashed for.

surfandstrum

But might be a bit busy for my taste...But love the colors...

iteich

Just to share my impression about this theme... Looked great as a screenshot BUT doesn't look as good in real life, i.e. installed on BOLD and the rendering resolution is absolutely horrible, most of the dashboard characters are not legible even with my glasses on... had to switch back to ZEN without hesitation.

iteich

Just to share my impression about this theme... Looked great as a screenshot BUT doesn't look as good in real life, i.e. installed on BOLD and the rendering resolution is absolutely horrible, most of the dashboard characters are not legible even with my glasses on... had to switch back to ZEN without hesitation... WASTE of $$$

screenname

yhwhsozo. Sorry to hear about you experience, I downloaded the theme yesterday and it's working beautifully on my Storm (I'm running .75). I do agree there should be a trial period (there should be a trial period on anything you pay for and download) but be patient, the people @ Elecite will take care of you, at least that's been my experience.

If you don't like the idea of paying for a theme then don't. Why bother posting about it? There are plenty of places to download them for free. I get tired of reading comments about how they are too expensive blah blah blah. DON'T BUY THEM! Go download the free ones. If people are willing to pay then good for places like Elecite, if no one paid to download their themes they'd stop making them or stop charging for them but until that happens keep your comments to yourself and spend your time downloading free themes.

oneijose

It does look pretty slick but I wouldn’t pay the $$ for it. IMHO, we have great themes that r available at no charge. I know all the theme dev put allot of time into it but they don’t always work great. I tend to dl them and after a day I delete them due to lag. I have my personal fav themes and after trying it for a few weeks I decided to drop some $$ into the dev donation bucket. I actually dropped more than what this theme is worth and I felt good about it cause I knew what I had and loved. I am currently trying two other themes and I think I’m keeping one and getting rid of the other one and YES I’ll be dropping $$ on that dev donation bucket as well. Just my 2cents

nelsonn

After looking for Word to Go (which WAS in my Applications folder by default) I found it in my Downloads folder. Then I found other programs and apps that had changed folders. Not cool. I don't want to go through all my folders and move them around...why did this theme have to go and bugger up the locations?

Icons are small - could have been bigger.

I found that when I was switching from Portrait to landscape, the accellerometer took an incredibly long time. I have the Storm on .109 and previous to installing the theme it was fine.

Overall impressions - avoid this theme like the plague. It might look cool at first glance, but thats about all it has to offer.

MajorMajor

I bought this theme for my Storm running .109. It ran pretty slow until the obligtory bat pull and now works smooth. I wish they would skin some 3rd party apps icons, the icon for QL doesn't look quite right on the home screen. Other than that I think its a great product.

BTW, absolutely, positively every time I have downloaded a new theme my icons are scrambled and I have to go find them.

guppy1967

This and especially the original Ascari are beautiful. What are the chances that the original will be made available for the Pear? I will be the first in line to get that one when it is available!

cookyconsp

on the storm, then you go to dial screen entire bottom row of number is cut in half.
Does anyone has the same thing?

djricorich#IM

yeah alot of preimium themes have that effect

chuckh0308

It looks cool in the pictures (and I gravitate towards red themes), but I think from a usability standpoint I may not like it. I'm not willing to spend $7 to find out. I know these themes take time, but $2 or $3 should be the max for them. I already learned my lesson when I bought two other themes for $7 each, used them for about a day, and then deleted them because they were isht. The two best themes I've downloaded so far (and the only two I've kept) were free or free with an option to donate.

mrich70

I will not be purchasing this theme because I am still waiting for a stable version of iberry today blocks theme to hit the scene. This theme froze my Storm and the verizon techs could not even get it to work. I just happened to remember that I didn't have any issues until the I installed the theme. At that point, I removed it and my Storm has worked flawlessly since. I hope Excite fixes this theme now that the new Plazmic is out.

AaronZ

Love the theme, but I do have some major complaints for a $6.99 theme (Storm Version):

-The instrument cluster gauges (RPM, MPH, Battery, and Signal) are too small to be clearly made out. You can tell they are there but the fact is that they are too small and not defined very well. There seems to be enough room to make them bigger so that the detail that is shown in the screen shots is accurate.

-This issue applies to the bottom row of icons when showing the main icon screen. The bottom row of icons, the label (Google Maps, Email, what ever the icon is) has a red line going through it with black shadowing that makes reading the text very, very hard.

-The silver background color on the main icon screen is hard on the eyes, especially with lighter colored icons. Bringing the brightness down 2 levels or using a different background would help make the icons and the icon text clearer.

-When in dial mode (hit the green phone button) the top banner (above the icons below the status display) is solid black. This cuts off the bottom of the gauges and doesn't look correct.

-Blackberry Msngr, your contact can not be seen for current conversation until you highlight it.

Alot of the issues I have seen in my current them "Red Leather," but the user has since fixed and I think for the time being I will still rock it. I hope this theme gets updated and corrected so that my $6.99 didn't go to waste.

seawright2472

CAN WE GET SOME NICE THEMES FOR THE BLACKBERRY PEARL PLEASE???

joejohnson9182

I gotta say this theme is better than sex!!! Looks beautiful on my 8900 Curve, definitely a "head-turner" as Bla1ze mentioned.

jjbrowne72

Paid...downloaded (one hour passed)...deleted. My 20/10 vision had major issues with the size of the icons. Bye Bye $7, could have had a bigger lunch.

sb0985

crackberry has never lead me down the wrong path until today, i feel like such a sucker for giving them my money

MarkY#AC

I won't be giving up $7 for this theme. If people are going to charge for themes (and I think it's BS), at least offer up some sort of trial. Screenshots are no indication of the functionality of a theme.

Air Force One

You guys gotta remember, even if it's Kevin or Blaize, or whoever, if someone is posting about $$$ themes, it's about $$$. The idea that ANYONE pays for themes is almost criminal when there are SOOO many free ones out there. If you see ANYONE post regarding $$$ themes, a light should go off in your head from the get-go. It's not like crackberry is ripping anyone off, they've posted free themes for us, but when you pay for a theme, you're going to be WAY more critical of it. Particularly when it's going to be deleted in the end. Who uses the same theme for the life of their BB? That's the only kind of theme I'd pay for. It would have to be so great I'd never think of using another. THEN and ONLY then it would be worth 7 bucks. I don't care if Jesus himself comes down and offers you a great theme for 7 bucks ...don't do it!! :) Support free themers by not paying for themes!!!!

Also, if you DO need to buy a theme, but it from the Crackberry store so at least if you don't like it you know you're supporting this site directly. I bought ONE Crackberry theme as a way of giving back to this site for all they've given me. If you go in looking at it like that you'll be happy.

jjbrowne72

I absolutely adore "Storm iBerry Blocks Custom" I do however agree we should be able to "trial them". I'm so sorry if I cause any disrespect; but this Ascarri theme is crap.

Air Force One

The guy who just pissed away 7 bucks on a theme you call "crap".

jjbrowne72

Um Yeah; sorry I was faked out by still pics and an "official" crackberry review. Please tell me? How did you become so smart?

Air Force One

Buying themes, nomatter who reviews them, or posts about them.:)

I'm just messing with you though. I'm sympathetic. I'm trying to help the next guy though by telling people not to buy themes. It's just my opinion. I respect yours too, like I said, I was only messing with you. If you hold tight maybe Blaize can get elicite to update it or something to fix some issues.

L0VEx

Most of the premium themes out there I wouldn't pay a cent for. And even if they were free I wouldn't download them, because there junk. It seems to me that free themes are 1000 times better than premium ones. If you pay for a theme your dumb as f*ckk.

jjbrowne72

You're 100% right. Lesson learned. I just don't like getting burned; it doesn't happen often. The theme seamed very racing orientated...it just didn't deliver. Sorry for the creepy response to your original post. There's nothing wore than feeling like a sucker.

Air Force One

It's not red, but orange, and I can't remember where I saw it but it has a racing theme. Has a dashboard with speedometer, etc..

Might take me some time. If I can find it I'll either post it here or PM it to you. And no problem man ...I didn't think you sounded creepy or anything.

Air Force One

http://forums.crackberry.com/f130/dashboard-theme-bold-142332/#post1513025

Just copy and paste the link into your browser

It may not be perfect, but it's free!!

joejohnson9182

Ok you're kidding right? You're comparing a default theme with a "racing" wallpaper to this?? Those are terrible and free for a reason...they suck. I've downloaded a bunch of elecite themes in the past and love every one of them. Look at the screen shots because that's what you get.

If 7 bucks is such a big deal to you then maybe BlackBerry is not for you. Go get a Nokia and download free junk themes

Air Force One

As opposed to you who wants people to blow money.

And that first orange dashboard racing theme is hardly a default theme as even the icons are animated! Try learning about themes before you try and get people to buy them!

Like someone already said, you don't have to be cheap to not buy themes, simply not being dumb as a rock is enough. If you want to be dumb as a rock, that's your choice.

I'll keep my BB and all the great free themes, including ones made by Blaize on occasion. I have his Pink Floyd theme and his Blood money theme. Great themes at a great price: FREE.

Thank you Blaize and Crackberry.com!!!!! I bought colorlight from the crackberry store to help give back a little more too. I love spending money ...just NOT ON THEMES!!!

Dtrtwing

LOL of course now they get a new one right after I get th old one LOL.
Oh well purchased it and I love it.