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Time again for the theme roundup boys and girls! We’re in the process of making a few changes here at Roundup Head Office, tweaking a few things here and there to make it better for you, and gearing up for the weeks and months ahead. If you notice a few changes from what you are used to in the coming weeks, it’s all in the name of progress. Now, that said, we have some great themes to show you this week, so let’s get to it!
Free Themes of the Week
Our top pick for free non-touchscreen this week is FTheme1BB from BBFreaks. We’ve featured themes by BBFreaks on the roundup before, but they have always been premium themes. This theme happens to be the first one they have tipped me to that is completely free, but it’s no slouch either. Featuring a hidden top dock with 15 user-defined icons, and a hidden today on the bottom, this is a quality offering for those looking for a theme, who might be a little short on funds. Fully skinned and customized throughout, this theme is sure to please. Make sure you check out some of their premium offerings, they have been busy releasing new ones. Get it as a free download in the CB store via the link below.
Our next choice is OrangeBerry Slide by bigg22. Looking through the forums, I came across this one, and really liked the way it was put together. Featuring a sliding bottom dock holding 16 user-defined icons, and a hidden today that pops up when the bottom bar is pressed, it allows for plenty of function while leaving lots of space for wallpaper. The theme is fully skinned, and featured a full set of custom icons. Get it OTA in the forums thread below.
Paid Themes of the WeekNon-Touchscreen
Our next pick is DroidSlide by GinsBBThemes. This theme tip came courtesy of forums moderator pkcable. Loving the stock OS look, but want a little more function out of your homescreen? You may want to take a look at this one. The developer has kept most of the stock elements throughout the theme, but has completely revamped the homescreen. A hidden bottom dock holds 16 user-defined icons in a sliding dock. Two hotkeys, and 4 hotspots round out the full function of this theme’s homescreen, allowing access to 22 apps right there. If that wasn’t enough function, he’s thrown in an 8 slot hidden today and a hidden weather slot. Custom banners and meters lend that extra touch of customization. Available in the CB store for $2.50.
Our final theme of the week is Annovation by Tech Revive Designs. “Announcing "Annovation" an innovation in animated themes!” is the first line you see when you open the forums thread promoting this theme. It certainly lives up to that statement, being the first and only “Storm” theme to feature an animated banner. The banner splits in half for the dock to drop into, then closes back up. The rest of the theme is just as solid, and well worth the download. The rest of the homescreen features 10 user defined icons in the hidden docks, Quicklaunch and BerryWeather hotspots, and a hidden today. A full set of custom icons round out the theme. Take a look today, it’s available in the CB store for $3.99.
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That concludes our roundup for this week. We hope you enjoyed it, keep those tips and suggestions coming to our email, email@example.com!