This week's BlackBerry theme roundup is devoted entirely to themes that were sent in to us over the past couple of weeks. Have you created a theme you want to see featured here, or given away in a contest? Did you find a treasure that you want to share with the CrackBerry community? Have a favorite theme developer you want the spotlight to shine on? Well quit wasting time and send us an email at themeroundup[at]crackberry.com. In the meantime, check out this week's picks, and enter to win a free copy of SkyLark by BerryGoodThemes!
Brandon is the youngest theme developer I have come across, at just 16 years old. He created Full Screen for his 9000, then decided to port it for a variety of devices and share it FREE in the forums. This theme will appeal to many of you out there that want to show off your wallpaper to the fullest extent. As the name implies, the home screen is as blank as can be, with only the barest of necessities showing. Brandon made versions for the BlackBerry 9800, 9780, 9700, 9670, 9650, 95xx, 9300, 9100, 9000, 8900 and 85xx, on various OS'. If you are interested in checking out the theme, head on over to the forums at the link below. Be sure to drop Brandon a line and let him know how you like it.
D.R.e.W. specializes in themes that are built for simplicity and functionality. Soundwaves is a theme for your 480x360 device on BB6 with a dock and today area that are hidden until you activate them. The dock features 7 user definable icons and the calendar has 7 entries. Other features include a customized sound profile icon, transparent menus and dialog boxes, beveled notification icons and buttons, weather slot, and keyboard shortcuts. You can grab this theme FREE in either gold (shown) or blue at the links below. Other versions are available for a premium, and links to those variations can be found in his forum posts.
Sometimes you see a theme and think "Yes! Why hasn't this been done before?" EON HD is one of those themes for me. The layout is really unique, with a 5 icon user-customizable dock, 4 large static icons for Settings, Google (browser), Maps (Google maps), and Gallery (pictures), and a spot for those of you using the full version of BerryWeather. (If you aren't using the full version, the weather icon won't show, as you can't set it to in the free version.) I love the coloring throughout this theme. Shades of teal and grey in messages, menus, dialog boxes, and focus icons make it a really nice theme for guys and girls. EON HD is completely FREE, and available for the BlackBerry Torch.
FutureBerry looks like the Matrix, what more can I say? I've never seen anyone make better use of tilted icons, they look cool, and the theme still functions great. The green coloring is a nice change from the standard blue, and the fonts are user defined. The number of icons on your home screen will vary from 8-12 depending on your device.
FutureBerry is on sale right now for $2.99 (regularly $4.99) and is compatible with devices on OS 5.0 - 6.0.
Do you want a BlackBerry PlayBook? Well, we can't give you one yet, but this new theme from Walker Themes can put one on your BlackBerry. PlayBook Inside is a new take on the framed themes available out there, but instead of your picture or wallpaper going in a frame, it appears inside a PlayBook on your home screen! Everyone likes to have options, and this theme offers you some. The home screen has multiple views, so you can choose to have the PlayBook showing with your image and a dock, or without the dock. You can also remove the PlayBook image, and just have your wallpaper with or without the dock. The font has a cool futuristic look and you can hide the weather slot if that's not your thing.
PB Inside is available for $5.99 and is compatible with most devices on OS 5.0 - 6.0.
BerryGoodThemes is known for putting out quality themes for BlackBerry, and one of my favorite things about them is that they cover all devices, even the Pearl Flip! Their latest release is called SkyLark, and it is one of the cuteset yet still functional themes I've ever seen. I'm using it on my Torch right now, and it's so fun to look at! If you're sick of winter and want spring to hurry up and get here, you should get this theme. Every time you look at your screen, you will feel the warmth of the sun beaming from your BlackBerry.