Contest: Win 1 of 25 free copies of Elite by WJD Designs!
October is behind us and the end of the year is quickly approaching. Where has 2010 gone? Looking back at the year, we have seen a lot of great themes in the roundups and in the forums. I think we've done a good job of giving you a wide sample of what's available in the forums and in the store, and maybe given some of you the spark to create your own. We always say at the end, don't forget to send in your creations, or tip us off to what themes you've found that you love. I'm saying it now because I think it's important. Let us know what you want to see more of! Send your themes in to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll do our best to get them in the roundups.
Now, on to the themes. Don't forget to read to the end of the post for the contest! See you all next week.
TorchVivid (hidden today) by D Mac
Vivid is a theme for those of you that enjoy having a little more than the standard dark colors of BB6. The bright blues throughout the screens contrast nicely with the white fonts and accents making information pop right off your screen. The icons are custom designed and look great. The homescreen houses 4 user defined icons and a hidden today for up to 10 appointments and messages. At first glance the banner area is very minimalist, just the battery and signal meters and the time, but there is much more there than is first visible:
- 2 hidden icons that instantly appear when you scroll up to your banner area
- Hidden icons are: Profiles and Weather
- Select your battery meter to open Options
- Select the time to open Clock/Alarm
- Select your signal meter to open Manage Connections
This theme is really nice and I think there are a lot of Torch users that will be very happy with it. D Mac is kind enough to offer this 100% customized theme for free, so if you download and like it, consider sending a donation his way. Or at the very least, leave a thanks in the forums for him. :)
StormLauncher by JP Designs
Launcher gives you an eye pleasing, very fast theme. With opaque icons and custom battery and signal meters the home screen comes to life. Multiple home screens allow access to all your favorite apps at the drop of a hat. With quick navigation and multiple hotspots you get what you need in a functional theme. Add in the non-hidden today to keep up on what's going. This theme is also very wallpaper friendly, so change away.
- Dual Home Screen
- Non-Hidden Today
- Weather Slot
- Profiles & QuickLaunch Hotspots
- Applications Quick Launch
- Custom Battery & Signal Meters
- Fast and Responsive
- Wallpaper Friendly
Grab Launcher today in the CrackBerry store for $3.99. Also available for 97xx/96xx/89xx (OS 5.0 only).
9000Paper Theme by Vimukti Technologies
Paper Theme is one of the coolest girly themes I have seen in a long time. There are so many details packed in to each screen I can't even list them all, and really you need to check out the screen shots to do any sort of justice. You get 5 different backgrounds on the home screen which change when you scroll across the dock. Abstract customized battery and signal meters and unique icons menu backgrounds make this theme very original. Paper Theme is available for most devices, though no Torch version yet. Girls you're going to want to check this one out!
97xx/96xx/89xxiNtrinsic by Vision Mobility
I really like the look of iNtrinsic, a new theme from Vision Mobility. I'm not usually in to iOS inspired themes, but this one made me think twice. Very crisp and clean, this theme is dark but does not hinder visibility and allows you to switch between 4 and 20 icons on your home screen. There is also a hidden today section for your calendar and other today items. iNtrinsic is available for all 480x360 devices on OS 4.6 and above, as well as for the Bold 9000 and the Torch 9800. Levels by TDM Designs
Levels by TDM Designs brings you a whole new realm in your BlackBerry Smartphone! Levels offers 5 different homescreen layouts. With just a simple click of the a key, a fancy new look and feel adds the ability to choose just what kind of homescreen layout you want! The icons on this theme are very simple but unique and the colors of the theme go very well together. Multiple hidden docks, shortcut keys and hotspots make round out this theme. This theme is beautiful.
OS5 Eruption by stuckinamerica93
Here we have a very cool looking free theme for your BlackBerry Curve. Red and black with some gray mixed in lend this theme a professional looking tone, so you won't need to worry about rocking it at work. There is a lot of attention to detail here, and it's a very straight forward theme, with no hidden docks or anything.
PearlGeekyMario Theme v1.0 by GeekyMojo
Here is a super cute Mario theme for your 93xx, 85xx, or 83xx. GeekyMario has 10 icons on home screen, 5 of them hide into the pipe when not selected. One is placed on top of the cloud to be used a weather app icon. And of course there are fun Mario wallpapers and details throughout the theme. You can pick this one up for just $1.99 in the CrackBerry store!ContestElite by WJD Designs
This theme provides multiple icons with tab style clear glass tabs to change from sets of icons. No graphic was spared during the process of creation. With the transparent easy to read custom signal and battery displays to the rectangle visually stunning icons this theme invites you to make it your "go to" theme. What makes this theme different is that it is quick, sleek and visually stunning, which you can't find that in themes now a days. Along with looks the function is amazing providing hot spots for clock, calendar, and messages all in an easy hotspot banner location. Try out Elite today and see why the name just fits. Currently available for 97xx/96xx/95xx for $3.99 and 9800 for just $0.99 (due to Theme Builder being in beta still).
Wayne of WJD Designs was kind enough to offer 25 free copies of Elite to pass on to our readers. To enter, leave a single comment below. Winners are chosen by random at Midnight PST on Sunday. If you don't want to wait however, head on over to the CB store to purchase Elite now!