Ion Blue and Pink from BBThemes: One for the guys and one for the gals

By James Richardson on 20 Jun 2012 09:37 am EDT

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I haven't historically been a huge lover of using themes on my BlackBerry. In fact I think I have only actually used two or three for extended periods of time before reverting back to the default. That said, I have been using Ion Blue from BBThemes for a couple of months now (in secret and I know that Bla1ze has too), as it is quite beautiful.

As the title of the post suggests there are two versions available: One blue for the boys and one pink for the ladies. Clearly which one you choose isn't the law -- so guys, feel free to grab the pink one if you so desire. Dave at BBThemes has let us know that he has been working hard to port the theme to further devices as it was originally made for the BlackBerry Bold 9900.

See below for more information and some exquisite screen shots.

As you would imagine, the home screen is where the Ion Blue action starts. The banner at the top of the screen has the glorious blue replacing the traditional white and although the clock is smaller the rest of the icons remain where we are used to seeing them.

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The main menu icons are where things get really interesting. As you can see, many have had a make-over to resemble folder icons on the BlackBerry PlayBook. All the icons are set on a grey background with some crisp Blue lines running horizontally. Pretty!

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The Blue runs across most of the native applications on the BlackBerry and you will see it pop up where you least expect it, just showing you the time and effort BBThemes have put into this fine piece of art.

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The same applies for Ion Pink. I put this on my girlfriends Bold 9790 and she loves it!

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BBThemes now have the below versions in App World available for download:

Ion Blue for the BlackBerry 9900, 9930, P'9981, 9350, 9360, 9370, 9790
Ion Pink for the BlackBerry 9900, 9930, P'9981, 9350, 9360, 9370, 9790

Go grab them while they are hot!

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Reader comments

Ion Blue and Pink from BBThemes: One for the guys and one for the gals


due to the way themes are made for OS7 right now, they can be a right ol pain to make and even harder to perfect.
Here at BBThemes, EVERY theme we make has been tested, on a realworld device inhouse. no simulators that `may` be right, but real tested on device products. Sadly the downside to this is owning those phones, I have a 9900 9360 and 9790, with others on the way, so as soon as i get a 9860 i shall start themeing for it, but i wouldnt want to put out something i cant run myself in my own hand.

Hope that makes sense, hopefully more devices soon :)

Looks great but its a small gripe, why does the summary say $0.99 yet purchase in the UK £2.00. That would make this App around $3.00 if UK price was used. Noticed this a bit with Apps with either a straight its $2.00 in the US, £2.00 in the UK. Bought some things from US on ebay and they manage to convert the price & delivery fairly but not in BlackBerry App world by the looks of things. Like I say only a small gripe but does anyone have any ideas why that is ?

Hi there, yes its $1.99, or £2, im in total agreement with you on the 1:1 exchange ratio they use, it sucks big time.

this looks nice, but doesn't the grid effect give the OS an archaic look? I think the stock OS7 theme looks a lot more fresh and modern.