Contest: AppleBerry Dark Expansion Pack Theme for the BlackBerry Storm Features Panoramic Sliding Wallpapers.

By Kevin Michaluk on 28 Jul 2009 07:30 pm EDT
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Leave a comment to for your chance to win. 50 FREE copies to be Won!

This is pretty cool. CrackBerry member hastings has followed up his popular AppleBerry Dark Spaces / Stacks / Classic theme suite with the release of an expansion pack theme that mimics "spaces" on a Mac and adds the touch of panoramic slding wallpapers. You'll definitely want to check out the video above on this one (it's kind of hard to explain). I love the panoramic sliding action - I can't help but wish RIM would include some funkier themes like this by default (less Appley and more Berry-like though of course!). Speaking to the developer, here's what he had to say:

As far as I know this is one of the first themes to feature extra-wide panoramic wallpapers that move to create the illusion of having three homescreens, or "Spaces" in the Mac world. Every icon is user customizable and even though the panoramic wallpapers aren't user customizable, they have the ability to hide the wallpaper at any point and rock their own personal one. (as shown in the demo)

It's $6, and the suite comes with six different themes (and wallpapers), and you can change them freely without reorganizing your icons. I'm adding more wallpapers in the future and bundling them in for free. The only disclaimer I have is that this theme can be resource intensive on older OS', but has proven to be perfectly stable with the newest OS, .151. The official Verizon OS, .148 also works, but not as well.

Contest: We have 50 free copies of the AppleBerry Dark Expansion Pack to give away. Just leave a comment to this post and you're entered to win. Contest entry ends Sunday at Midnight PST.

More Info & Purchase: For more information, be sure to check out the AppleBerry Dark thread in the CrackBerry Forums and visit the AppleBerry Dark product page for more info and download instructions (requires Desktop Manager install).

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Contest: AppleBerry Dark Expansion Pack Theme for the BlackBerry Storm Features Panoramic Sliding Wallpapers.

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Went to the product page page and noticed you have multiple options for purchase.
Thought they all were included for $6.00?

Please advise
Thanks

This is one program I must have even if you don't give me a free one. But winning it would be much better

this is sick!! my friends G1 is ike this and i love it!! I have been wating for something like this to hit the storm makes me not want a different phone because of themes and app that people think of especially this one. Good job guys

I have only the oem theme on my storm and haven't found one I like enough to change, until now. Please consider me.
Thanks.

i love to get free themes in my spare time.. thats one thing i love about the storm.... personalization is my best friend..

Looks awesome!! The spaces concept is exactly what I'm looking for. Just perfect for the Storm. Thanks for creating, and thanks for the opportunity to win.

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I'm down. I love how these themes allow us to utilize cool technologies from other devices... Kind of a take from the good from the others and incorporate into our own. Pretty sweet.

well i seen sweet themes!! from CRuz, and KD but i think this takes the cake!!lol nice going man, i havent been on the CB for a while good to be back!!.. hated Hospitals!! lol

Looks cool. Gotta wonder what the svg is going to do to my available app memory, though... Love to get a free copy to try out!

this looks amazing i have the apple berry dark with hidden icon on my storm and this looks even better. i would love to have this.

ive had some bad luck with the themes that ive purchased before but this one looks great. would love to know how its running w. the storm

This is among the most functional upgrades it seems you can make to this phone. Seems like this kind of thing should have been STOCK on a phone of this caliber.

AWESOME THEME,AS A MAC USER SCREEN HITS HOMERUN AS FAR AS USER FRIENDLY AND EXCELLENT LOOKING SITE TO LOOK AT UPON TURNING ON.

please let me win a copy.....i have been extremely wanting an apple theme for some time now but i never wanted to pay for one....... this is probably the most i have ever wanted to win a crackberry contest.........please let me win!

i have always wanted an apple theme but i promised myself i wouldnt pay for a theme......please please please let me win one

although i do wish rim would make more cool free blackberry themes......i have been wanting a cool apple theme like this since i got my storm ...please let me win

i have tried other themes but they either lag or just are not as good as the original theme.....but i really think this theme kicks the original zen theme in the butt.........please let me win!!!!

I want it, i want it, i want it!! oh pls oh pls oh pls. . .

h'hm, anyway, here i am, commenting, to win. gotta play to win. :D

Just got my first blackberry phone. The model is the Storm. I love some of the features but I would like some features to resemble the iphone. This expansion pack would be a great addition to my Blacberry Storm.

I've been a loyal follower (beta tester) since this theme's inception and it's progression has been amazing! I've looked at other themes but nothing has lured me away from this one!

From the looks of it, we've got another great update to an already awesome theme!

I've been a loyal follower (beta tester) since this theme's inception and it's progression has been amazing! I've looked at other themes but nothing has lured me away from this one!

From the looks of it, we've got another great update to an already awesome theme!

This app looks cool. I'm always looking to try new things with my Storm. I'd like to go as close as the IPhone without actually getting an IPhone. (anti-apple anything)

I've got a storm and I've had a few themes on it. I have to say they never really appealed to me. This one looks amazing!!! More importantly I think it shows the direction themes should/can go. Good job for creating this, and thanks for making a theme I finally like. :)

I've finally crossed over from Blackjack to BlackBerry -- and it's much nicer over here! The apps-- my goodness I had no idea what I was missing out on. And this site is such a wealth of information for a new BlackBerry user.

This expansion pack looks fab! I'd love to see how it looks on my lovely little Bold :)

thanks,
sarah

Since I've already donated after downloading AppleBerry (the original) and AppleBerry Glass, then paid for AppleBerry Dark - each one is better than the one before it - why shouldn't I win a copy of the expansion pack?

WOW! That is one slick theme...I've been debating between the new Mytouch3G because of the Android app but not really wanting to leave my TMO Storm. This will allow me to feel like I'm on Android but still have my BERRY. Just hope this won't lag my OS too much as I'm already down to 30Mb after a battery pull.

I'm gonna read a few more comments before making my purchase...or even better yet, maybe I'll win one!! :-)

1. Be able to select "Add Folder" from the Home Screen option menu, and actually be able to Add The Folder. (It wouldn't let me do so, at least, on this current [updated] version.)

2. Have a picture as the background Wallpaper.

3. ** I have yet to see a theme with this included in its make-up...and that is to have the theme also be used when the phone [application] rings/sings in LANDSCAPE mode. It stays that of the original theme. (Maybe there's a particular reason though, as to why several themes have that "oversight".

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Keep up the FANTASTIC WORK, though. Good, definitely out weighs the Bad, with this Theme. I thank you.

Easy.

2 aka Quote Man aka The Gadget Inspector

Now that i have uploaded a more refined OS for my Storm, i can use a nicer theme. I am currently running the default theme......blah

looks great! crackberry is THE only reason i have kept my storm. Applications like these will only help me sell them (by the way im an indirect agent for big red)keep it going!

I have had other apple-esque themes on my storm but that looks to be the best one i have seen. Cant wait to get it on my phone! If i don't win it ill definately buy it.