BlackBerry theme roundup - January 4, 2012

BlackBerry theme roundup
By Alicia Erlich on 4 Jan 2012 07:35 pm EST

Happy New Year theme lovers! Welcome to the first theme roundup of 2012. For all you theme junkies out there be sure to browse through our forums which are loaded with some great stuff by all the hard working developers out there. While there's no contest this time be sure to click on the jump to check out this week's picks. If you developed a theme you want to share or see featured in the contest or discovered a really great one out there by all means shoot it on over to us! Submit your tips and suggestions to themeroundup[at] for consideration.

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Pure Water Theme by IOneStudios
Pure Water Theme is a gorgeous theme for your device by IOneStudios. It features an efficient interface that is clean and simple, attractive icons, and a slick design you won't want to change anytime soon. It's cute and cool, and I just adore the crisp blue color scheme. Best part about this theme is that it's absolutely free in BlackBerry App World. Pure Water Theme is available for BlackBerry 8350i, 8520/30, 8900/10/80, 9000, 91XX, 9300/30, 95XX, 96XX, 97XX, and 9800.
More information/screenshots and to download Pure Water Theme 


Evolution by Adorno
Evolution by Adorno is more than just a theme that changes your wallpaper. As its name implies it takes your device to a whole new level. It's an elegant theme that offers simple navigation to get you where you want quickly. This theme features four custom icons, fifteen locked quick access icons, a weather slot, hotkeys, custom backgrounds, fonts and colors, and offers a great interactive experience. You can pick this from BlackBerry App World for the sale price of $3.99 (regularly $6.99) or you can try it out with the free trial. It's available for BlackBerry 8350i, 8520/30, 8900/10/80, 9300/30, 95XX, 9639/50, 9700, 97XX, and 9800.
More information / screenshots and to purchase Evolution


Zetter by Raypho
Zetter is another lovely, wallpaper friendly theme from Raypho. It features a hideable calendar and a hideable low banner with five user definable icons for touch devices, and six to seven icons for non touch devices. Zetter comes with custom icons, fonts, and battery meter, and a great color scheme. It may be simple, but it has the high quality touch we've come to expect from Raypho Themes. Available for free, head on over to BlackBerry App World today and download this amazing theme. It's compatible with BlackBerry 8350i, 8520/30, 8900, 9000, 9300/30, 95XX, 9630/50, 97XX, and 9800.
More information / screenshots and to download Zetter 

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2012 Blackball Icons by H Design
Ring in the New Year with another outstanding theme from H Design. Stylish, yet functional, it features 2012 New Year's wallpaper, an amazing 3D icon set, convenient hotkeys, and so much more. It's definitely one you should check out especially with those eye popping icons. You can find this at BlackBerry App World for $2.99 for BlackBerry 8520/30, 8900/10/80, 9000, 9300/30, 95XX, 9630/50, 97XX, and 9800.
More information / screenshots and to purchase 2012 Blackball Icons

Dubstep Theme by BerryGlowDesigns
Dubstep is the newest release by BerryGlowDesigns and it doesn't disappoint. With OS7 icons, crisp and slick graphics, its the perfect way to express your passion for this particular music genre. It's an awesome wallpaper friendly theme that runs smoothly and offers great fonts and colors. Be sure to check out the video above to see how it works and click on the link below to purchase for only $2.99 in BlackBerry App World. Dubstep is compatible with devices running OS5 & OS6 - 85XX, 89XX, 91XX, 933X, 95XX, 96XX, 97XX, and 9800.
More information / screenshots and to purchase Dubstep

Reader comments

BlackBerry theme roundup - January 4, 2012


It's funny that every other platform on the planet, people are talking about productivity apps, business apps, game apps, media apps, and so forth. Yet when it comes to Blackberry, we celebrate the release of "themes".

I'm not saying that themes are a waste of time but it certainly speaks volumes, at least to me, about the state of Blackberry, when the only thing we seem to go gah gah over are themes while all of the other platforms are actually debating/discussing/developing real applications.

And before all the people complain about what my comment, ask yourself this, "when was the last time you heard someone say that they purchased a Blackberry phone so they can load themes onto their device?"

Because BlackBerry smartphones arent for apps.

They are typically for the business minded users needing excellent email support on the go, ability to read and edit documents etc quickly, view calendars, tasks, etc, and above all else, the superior security the platform and software offers over other devices.

Its also a great messaging device for social apps and texting etc.

On a side note, apps are overrated. The most used app is facebook, and it is almost completely broken on every single platform. Most popular sites are supporting html5 and have awesome mobile orientated variants, which usually make them better than their app counterparts.

If apps are so overrated, then the Playbook would not be having the problems it is having in terms of getting people to purchase it. To give you an example, when Angry Birds was not available on the Playbook, this was a deal breaker for some consumers - you'd hear something like this in the stores: "Can it do Angry Birds? No, it can't. Really? Well that's just stupid, what else do you have in terms of tablets?" The lack of Angry Birds was used against the Playbook by various media pundits and tech reviews as an indication as to just how poor the software on the Playbook really is.

As for the telephone side of things, if Angry Birds was available on a Blackberry phone, do you honestly think that RIM wouldn't include a video of this when creating it's advertising.

In any event, we obviously disagree as to the importance of apps which of course is fine. I guess my only other comment is look at which phone platforms people are turning to and which platform people are turning away from. If only text messaging, email, and calendar matters, then why is RIM in the disaster that it is given that these are the only things to which RIM excels at? Obviously, people are wanting more.

Angry birds and gaming apps? If thats a deciding factor in whether or not I buy a BBOS tablet/phone ... Then I guess you are right ... No thanks! I have had just about every OS on a plethora of devices, (i.e. iOS, droid, Nextel, etc) and I keep winding up with a Blackberry device that works. (please note the word "work") If I follow/use your reasoning ... I guess I should have stomped my feet and screamed in hopes of having all my windows tinted on my Hummer! SMH

You don't get it, you have no vision. You must still use analog tv just because it works ind the word work. joke

There are plenty of productivity/utility apps that kick ass on BBOS. I'm sure there are plenty of Bussiness apps on BBOS that outperform those of other platforms. Messaging apps are great on . Media apps are sufficient enough 2 keep me entertained and connected. To be honest I don't purchase a  2 play games on it. I own a PS3 and and a 360 for that. Yet the games that are available on the platform are perfect for killing time and are also fun.

Originally I did not buy a  to put themes on it. But I will be honest. The amount of customization u are able 2 do on a  device has had me coming back to the platform after 3 devices. I'm simply a sucker for it. :)

I agree with you. O only check the site once if it truly groundbreaking 2.0, leadership change, or new style berry with BBX CB will not be the only ones talking about it.

Great themes apart from the dubstep one.

I mean seriously, its not music. My old NetScape dial up sounds were more pleasant to listen to.