PSHD from Hedone Design - A theme designed for gamers and everyone else!

PSHD by Hedone Design
By Michelle Haag on 11 Mar 2011 09:48 am EST
If you frequent the CrackBerry blogs, then undoubtably you have seen themes from Hedone Design. They've produced many popular themes, and one reason they are so well received is the incredible attention that is paid to every detail of their work. The latest release from Hedone Design is called PSHD, and is their homage to Sony and the Playstation interface. If you have experience with the PS3, then I'm sure you recognized this right off without me telling you.

The home screen experience on PSHD closely mimics that of the PS3. Five columns across your screen give you access to different categories of icons. Favorites is the first, and allows you to place your choice of icons under it. The next column is Media, third you have the Phone column, Web is the 4th column and Utilities is the last. That's a total of 20 icons (25 on non-touch devices as each column has an additional icon) within easy reach on your home screen, yet placed in a way that doesn't clutter it up. The battery meter is custom and changes from green to red as your battery level drops. Keyboard shortcuts are also included.

PSHD is a great theme, sure to please both gamers and those of you who just like having something unique and easy to use on your BlackBerry. I want to point out that this theme is fast, as it was entirely hand coded, ensuring a flawlessly smooth user experience. You can grab it today for $6.99 in the CrackBerry store for your BlackBerry Bold 9000, Bold/Tour 96xx, Bold 97xx, Curve 8350i, Curve 85xx, Curve 89xx, Curve 93xx 3G, Storm 95xx, and Torch 9800 (OS 5.0 - 6.0 only.)

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Reader comments

PSHD from Hedone Design - A theme designed for gamers and everyone else!


It really looks great and I been a fan of playstation and gaming it would be great for my collection, but I still can figure out the price, personally I think $6.99 its to much for my bold 9700 no matter how smooth and great it is...

what exactly does it mean by hand coded? like instead of using the program it was just made by typing in code making it as short as possible making it as responsive as possible because it leaves out all pointless code that slows it down?

Just downloaded the theme.. seems awesome, just need to configure it to my liking now [: I REALLY like the orange and the colors... just flows very nicely together and it is nice to have some change.

Few things noticed:
-Holding down BB button to get background processes is very cool because everything that has to be running at all times (phone, messages, etc.) are not light gray so it is A LOT easier to tell which programs are actually running in the background. Would be A LOT more helpful if I had this theme when I was still trying to learn which icons were always running in the background.
-Wish you could arrange the folders under Media|Phone|Web|Utilities
For example, the first thing that comes up under "Web" is manage Setup Wi-Fi.. I feel like I would use that the least amount, Browser should be first, BBM 2nd, Facebook 3rd, Twitter 4th and lastly setup wifi... I just hope they eventually allow us to be able to edit that.

Yes 7 bucks is a lot for a theme. But for someone who uses a lot of free themes these days, I don't mind shelling this out for what I KNOW is going to be quality. Hedone always makes the best, sleekest, and unique stuff and has great customer service. Plus, if you sign up for their newsletter, you'd know that you get discounts when their themes come out. :) a theme designer competitor has a similar playstation type theme, and this one is WAY better and more functional. Just sayin!