Optique Theme by TDM Designs - On sale for a limited time

Optique Theme
By Kerri Neill on 9 May 2011 09:13 am EDT

I like options & variety, especially on my BlackBerry. I switch my themes and wallpapers almost daily (yes, it's a sad addiction I know). I stumbled across the Optique Theme by TDM Designs in the forums the other day and was immediately intrigued by the variety of ways I could customize the theme. The icons are clean & crisp and the banner colors are opaque enough to still see your background with just a hint of color to compliment it.

When you purchase the theme you are given the option to choose one of the following: OS 6 icons or the OS 6.1 icons. Once you install the theme your customization can begin.

  • You can select 1 of 5 different banner colors (black, blue, green, red & pink) by pressing alt then # (ESCAPE key hides it)
  • Show the Today screen (which also shows your SMS & Messages folders) by pressing the X key (hide by pressing the Z key)
  • Show the side dock by pressing alt then the W key (hide by pressing alt then the E key)
  • Shortcut keys to your clock (c), camera (q), weather (space bar), connections (@) & SMS messages ($)

*With a touchscreen device some of the keys are a bit different.

  • Tap date to hide/show weather icon (Icon in banner)
  • Tap battery meter to show/hide Color Switcher
  • Tap Notification area to show Today screen (ESCAPE key hides today)
  • Tap Application name (left side above bottom banner) to show side dock (ESCAPE key hides side dock)
  • Click time to open clock

This theme is available for the following devices and is both OS 5 & OS 6 compatible:
Bold 9650, Bold 9700, Bold 9780, Curve 8900, Curve 8910, Curve 8930, Curve 8980, Pearl 9100 3G, Pearl 9105 3G, Storm 9500, Storm 9530/9530T, Storm2 9550/9520, Style 9670, Torch 9800, Tour 9630

I wish the standard background that came with the theme was the gorgeous tree one that is shown in the pics but it isn't. The theme comes with a rust colored swirled background instead. That being said, TDM Designs were gracious enough to post the tree background in the Theme forum posts for the Optique theme which I took the liberty of posting here along with this article just to make it easier for those who may ask for it.

The theme is usually sold for $3.99 but is on sale for a limited time for only $1.99!

More information and purchase of Optique theme

Topics: Optique Apps

Reader comments

Optique Theme by TDM Designs - On sale for a limited time


If I were to do that I'd have to put a separate link for each device. Figured it would be simple enough for those who wanted to check it out to find their device's forum post.

Nice theme except for the Bold 9650 the shortcut keys do searches in addition to what you want. Finding the tree background is difficult.

I have not been able to find the tree background, could someone point me in the right direction please. Thanks.

You have to turn off universal search for hotkey actions to work :) Thank you CB!! for doing this awesome review of my theme!

Hhhhmmmm....thought this theme was supposed to be on sale for $1.99? And yes, I get "limited time" but seriously 1 day???????

You have to remember that by the time I found the theme, wrote the article & had the article published, the sale could have been going on for quite some time. Theme/App developers do not usually let us know when their products are going on sale so we have no idea how long this one was originally listed at the sale price before I wrote the article. If you missed the sale, I'm truly sorry.