Happy New Year theme lovers! Welcome to the first theme roundup of 2013. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Now that the champagne is done and the confetti cleaned up it's time to get back to work and I have some great themes to show you in the roundup this week. Be sure to click on the jump and check them out.
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Cobalt Theme by Elecite
First up this week is another well-crafted theme from the folks over at Elecite. What makes their themes interesting is how they love to revamp the user interface in a way that is both stylish and functional. Cobalt is no different and features a new dashboard structure where all of your category icons are customizable. Now users can customize every single category with the icons they prefer. There are 4-5 custom categories available depending on your device which means you can populate up to 24-25 icons. With its user-friendly navigation and fluid performance Elecite always delivers high quality custom themes. Cobalt is available for $6.99 in BlackBerry App World. It is compatible with BlackBerry 8900, 9500/20/30/50, 9630/50, 9700/80, 9800, and 9900 running OS 5 and higher. Please note that there are certain limitations on this theme for OS 7 devices.
Lovely MoonStars by BB Freaks
Looking for something out of this world and fresh for your display? There's no better theme developer than BB Freaks to make sure you start the year off right. Lovely MoonStars lives up to its name with a clear and simple design with sparkling stars and moons woven throughout. This motif can even be found in the media player. I really like how the silver icons and graphics contrast with the dark space backgrounds. Theme lovers take note the background does remain even if you switch wallpapers so the moon and the stars will shine over all of your favorite images. You can always tell a theme is a BB Freaks theme as they always deliver solid, quality designs that don't drain performance or memory. Lovely MoonStars is compatible with most devices running OS 6 and higher. Be sure to beam yourself over to BlackBerry App World and grab this today for $1.99.
Dancing Butterfly Theme by Pixlr Designs
Dancing Butterfly Theme by Pixlr Designs is playful, colorful, and wallpaper friendly. It's designed with high quality graphics and butterflies, OS 7 icons, and custom fonts and selection icons. This theme is bright and stylish and is absolutely FREE (for a limited time) to download in BlackBerry App World. It is compatible with BlackBerry 8520/30, 9220, 9300/10/20/30/50/60/70/80, 9630/50, 9700/80/88/90, 9800/10/50/60, and 9900/30/81 running OS 5 and higher.
Tiempo by 12345 Themes and Hamsterwheel
What do you get when you cross an OS 7 theme developer with a BlackBerry addict who loves themes? The resulting collaboration will blow you away. Tiempo, built by 12345 Themes and designed by forums member hamsterwheel, is a fully customized OS 7 theme for 99xx devices. While this means that icons in folders will not show, it doesn't take away from the sheer beauty of this theme. Tiempo offers a redesigned custom home screen with all sorts of features you are sure to love. With just a few simple hotkeys users can control the side vertical user customizable dock, hide/show weather slot, hide show/bottom static dock, change the clock color or choose an alternating white/grey clock. It also has custom colors, fonts, and meters giving the theme its unique look. Be sure to navigate over to the link below to add this to your rotation today for $1.99.
Funny Animals Theme by A1 Design Studio
For the final theme this week I decided to go with something fun to remind us that summer is only a few short months away. To forget the cold weather and the snow, Funny Animals Theme by A1 Design Studio is a cute and entertaining design filled with all sorts of colorful goodies you will enjoy. From its rainbow colored icon set, batter and signal meters, to the fun-filled cartoon backgrounds and custom icons this is a certainly a delight to see on your display. This playful theme can be found in BlackBerry App World for $.99. It is available for BlackBerry 8520/30, 9220, 9300/10/20/50/60/70/80, 9630/50, 9700/90, 9800/10/50/60 and 9900/30/81 running OS 4.6 and higher.