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!