Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! We are trying something a little different with the theme roundups starting this week. Instead of a random selection of themes, we picked a topic and found themes related to that topic. This week, we chose OS Replica themes. Next week we will be on the lookout for themes for Mother's Day, so if you have developed one you want to share or be featured in the contest, or if you just see a really good one out there somewhere, send it in! Send an email to themeroundup[at]crackberry.com for consideration. In the meantime, check out this week's picks, and enter to win a free copy of C point 1 by C_86 Themes! Contest details after the break.
Are you a diehard Windows fan? Win 7 Professional may be the theme for you. It is one of the most realistic Windows 7 themes out there. The start menu has a total of 14 icons, 6 of them are user defined. Also the start bar contains the text of the first icon, which is perfect for weather or OCD apps. By clicking/tapping the explorer icon in the start bar it brings up a window with 8 user defined icons. This also has text for the first icon. A really cool feature are the widgets on the right side of the screen: clock, media, my notes, and the first icon on app screen. The widgets are hide-able if you don't want to see them. There are two versions available; with and without hidden today. Win 7 Professional is available for $3.99 and is compatible with 89xx, 95xx, 9630/50, 97xx, and 9800.
Maybe you prefer Mac. Music's BlackBerry designed Apple Leopard OSX around the Mac OS of the same name. Beautiful reflecting icons sit on the dock against the familiar starry background. The top banner is slim to give you a sleeker look. Menus and call screens are all customized to resemble the Leopard OS, and the fonts throughout are easy to read. Apple Leopard OSX is available for $3.99 and is compatible with BlackBerry 7130, 81xx, 83xx, 87xx 88xx, 89xx, 9000, 9630/50, and 9700.
If Mac and Windows just don't cut it for you, you may be a Linux fan. Ubuntu-berry is based on that OS, with Ubuntu 10.0 icons and custom wallpapers. The home screen has a hidden dock with 4-5 icons and hidden menu with 10-12 items (depending on your device. This is an awesome looking theme with several built in options that are sure to please many users, whether Ubuntu fans or not.
Ubuntu-berry is available for $3.99 and is compatible with 8330/50i, 85xx, 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 93xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800.
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Ubuntu-berry
Maybe you're a fan of the Apple iOS interface, but still loyal to your BlackBerry? iBerry is here to help. iBerry was designed to capture the visual appearance of the iPhone while still retaining that unique functionality of your BlackBerry.
Two small navigation dots on home screen access the App menu (Storm - No Slide w/Text Versions only)
iBerry is available on sale for $1.99 (regularly $5.99) and is compatible with 87xx, 88xx, 9000, 96xx, 97xx, 83xx, 85xx, 89xx, 93xx, 81xx, 91xx, 95xx, and 9800.
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htc Revolution is variation of the htc themes with digital clock and new icons. You still have the big clocks but with a digital clock instead of the original clock font. There are 5 sub home screens. Each screen has a number of user defined icons and crisp clean animations on each screen.
htc Revolution is available on sale right now for just $.99 (regularly $5.99) and is compatible with BlackBerry 8330/50i, 85xx, 89xx, 9000, 91xx, 93xx, 95xx, 9630/50, 9700, and 9800.
For more information/screenshots and to purchase htc Revolution (touchscreen)
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BlackBerry OS 6.1 was leaked last week, though for devices no one really has. Luckily, icons were extracted from the OS and are now available for theme makers to use. A lot of developers have stuck to the BB6 UI and plugged in the 6.1 icons (which makes sense as a lot of people enjoy the BB6 experience). C_86 Themes took the same path, but also added in some of his own personal touches such as a thinner banner for wallpaper visibility, custom meters, and more. C point 1 is available for just $1.49 and is compatible with BlackBerry 91xx, 93xx, 96xx, 97xx. and 9800 on BB6.
For more information/screenshots and to purchase C point 1
Contest: C_86 has shared 25 copies of C point 1 with us for this week's contest! To enter to win a free copy, leave a comment below telling us what you want most out of OS 6.1 when it releases. Be sure you have one of the devices listed above, and only enter once please. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST.