BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 10th, 2010 - 50 copies of Xis to be won!

By Michael Hepples on 10 Aug 2010 09:10 am EDT

Contest: 50 Copies of Xis to be won. Leave a comment!

Theme Roundup Aug 10

Another week, another roundup. With last week's "release" of the BlackBerry OS 6 icons, we've seen a flood of new themes coming out, both updated versions of previous themes, and new OS6 "clone" versions. I have a few of them collected for you, and one or two that have nothing OS6 about them. Hit the jump and take a look!


Xis by BBThemes


Love the look of OS 6, without all the flash and extras on the homescreen? Still quite content with your stock theme in OS 5, but looking for something a little more? You'll want to check thihotkeys for s theme out, which takes the OS 5 Zenlayout, and adds a few tasteful elements of OS 6 for flavor. Transitions are included, but limited so as not to be overpowering, and hotkeys for Pictures, Music, Clock, etc have been included to add to the homescreen function. Currently on sale in the CB store for just $.99.

Simple and Professional by 9of13

simple and professional
Another theme with the OS 6 elements incorporated into it, this one takes a different approach, packing loads of function into the homescreen. the top dock contains 10 user-defined mini icons, and the dock below it contains five full-sized, fixed icons. The top dock can also be hidden via hotkeys, and the today area includes Messages and Calendar in a non-hidden format.Fully skinned to keep the clean, professional look throughout, it's available OTA from the forums thread below.


Solar Storm by CorpSoft

solar storm

Taking the Storm spot for two consecutive weeks, CorpSoft is showing their ability to make a great touch theme, without having to follow the trend. This theme comes in a variety of colors, and includes a very cool "orbiting" icon dock. The homescreen allows access to 23 different functions, and includes a hidden today with Calendar, Messages, and SMS. Each version is fully skinned to keep the color running throughout, and a great set of custom icons rounds out the theme. On sale for $1.99 until the end of August, the developer is also running a promotion to get a Lite version of the theme for free for a limited time. Check the forums thread about the theme for details.


OS 6 theme by Firewind


Another repeat appearance this week from forums member Firewind, with the final OS 6 entry in today's roundup. Crisp and clean, the developer has created a very close replica of OS6, at least as close as we can get while running 5.0. Very well put together, this one has one interesting twist, it has a version created in pink just for the girls! Available as a free OTA download, you can get it from the forums thread below.

Contest: I have 50 copies of Xis to give away! Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please only leave one comment, multiple entries wont count.

That's it for the theme roundup this week, keep those tips and suggestions coming to the roundup email at

Reader comments

BlackBerry theme roundup for Aug 10th, 2010 - 50 copies of Xis to be won!


can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? i could really use a wish right now.

can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? i could really use a wish right now.

Since I wont be getting BB6 on my Storm2 any time soon.. this is as close as I can get. Nice work on this theme!
....however.... Solar Storm is looking really nice too!!

Winners are posted on the blogs the week following the close of the contest. ie: last week's winners from the roundup were posted on the blogs this morning.

There is no chance for my Bold 9000 to see BB6. So nice theme is the only way to feel taste of it...

It doesn't work, the link loads it installs but doesn't show up in the themes options but does show in application list under the adavnced options, on my 8520 :(

i like the XIS theme. hope i win this for my 8520 Curve! I like the no fuss type of themes. just plain classy

i really like the Simple and Professional by 9of13

minor issues on the call screen if you have a contact photo and a long name/company name.. (most themes do)

I love the weekly theme round up and look forward to reading it every week. The only thing that I don't like and I don't understand why it passes with the vast amount of knowledge on this sight is why you guys have OS problems. The themes that are made for the bold can also be installed on the curve 85xx series. They can also be installed on the tour and any other device running OS 5.x. Well excluding the pearl... I believe. The roundup still needs to include theme recommendations for the 83xx series. The themes for OS 5.xx don't work for 4.5xx devices. Thanks for listening.


Xis looks awesome, really nice use of the OS6 icons and everything looks nice and simple. Would love a this theme on my BB!

to join to the contest?
This OS6 themes will be great since upgrade still quite a long time in the future.

im so glad that i came back from android. i love blackberry and the google phone just didnt do it for me. I love you crackberry!! I would love a copy please

Just 3 words, Awesome, simple , SEXY I would love.....what tha.... I neeeeeedddddd one of these .. Look so sexy and nice T_T nice work, hope that I grab one ... If I don't no matters. I've become a very CB fan and I know there's a lot of contests ;) nice work guys cheers from, Santo domingo, Dominican republic :) adios

Wow! If I ever wanted to win something for my Curve, it's this theme right here! It has everything I've been looking for and then some!