Hey everyone, welcome back to the BlackBerry Theme Roundup! If you have developed a theme 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 Urban Nightmare Animated by BB-Freaks! Contest details after the break.
Starbucks lovers this is for you! Forums member HooraiCH has created a FREE Starbucks theme with custom icons and wallpapers for 480x360 devices on BB6. I love the font on this one and the colors are great! If you download this one, be sure to leave a comment in the forums for him.
For more information/screenshots and to download Starbucks Cafe
Minimal type themes are really popular these days, and Blynky has made one just for you Bold 9000 users! Featuring only signal and battery meters on the home screen, your wallpaper will shine right through. There is a single icon dock on the bottom left of the screen, which when you scroll through actually changes, giving you access to the first 6 icons of your app screen. It's a unique idea that adds function without sacrificing any screen space.
For more information/screenshots and to download OS7 for your Bold 9000
If you're a techie, nerdy, geeky person, check out Circuits by Magmic. With an animated home screen, digital type font, and bright green icons, you're sure to feel like you've peeled back your BlackBerry casing and are using it from within. Circuits is available for $3.99 and is compatible with most BlackBerry smartphones on OS 4.2-5.0.
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Circuits
Focus is a theme for those who love to keep it simple. Wallpaper friendly with semi-transparent banners will make Focus one of your favorite themes. With a custom layout featuring a hidden mini-dock, weather slot, hidden today (Torch version only), and plenty of keyboard shortcuts, you're sure to enjoy using this theme. Focus also features a custom clock, which I think looks awesome.
You can pick up Focus on sale right now for just $.99 (regularly $2.49) for BlackBerry 89xx, 9630/50, 97xx, and 9800 (OS 5.0 and 6.0 only).
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Focus
I'm really quite fond of Raypho themes. Trail is one of their newest, and it is simply gorgeous. You control what you see and don't see on your home screen with the 4 small button icons at the bottom left of your screen. The first toggles your 7 icon dock, the second is for the hidden today, the third is for the weather slot, and the final button turns off all 3 at once. The custom battery and signal meters are great, appearing as just a number so you can tell at a glance where you're sitting. The script font on the home screen is beautiful and easy to read, and the icons and text is all very sharp.
Trail is on sale right now for $2.99 (regularly $3.99) and is compatible with BlackBerry 8330/50i, 85xx, 89xx, 91xx, 93xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Trail
Flickering street lights and a bat flapping around against a spooky background set the scene for Urban Nightmare, a new theme from BB-Freaks. The animated home screen is mostly black and white, with red accents throughout. Hit your spacebar or touch the screen (for Torch and Storm devices) and a light shines down, illuminating 5 icons that appear to be strewn up the sidewalk. These are user defined by the first 5 icons on your app screen. The font is rather creepy and rounds out the theme nicely.
Urban Nightmare is well done, and if you're interested in crime shows, or Halloween, or just like eerie settings, take a look at it! BB-Freaks makes great themes, and you know when you buy one that it will run smoothly on your BlackBerry. You can get Urban Nightmare on sale for $3.99 (regularly 5.99) for BlackBerry 85xx, 89xx, 91xx, 93xx, 95xx, 96xx, 97xx, and 9800.
For more information/screenshots and to purchase Urban Nightmare Animated
Contest: We have 50 copies of Urban Nightmare courtesy of BB-Freaks! If you'd like to enter to win and you have one of the devices listed above, drop a comment below. One entry per person please, and the contest ends this Sunday at midnight. Good luck!