Updated theme builder coming by the end of January - Includes support for all OS 6 devices

BlackBerry Theme Builder OS 6
By Adam Zeis on 21 Jan 2011 10:15 am EST
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It looks like we should have a shiny new beta version of the theme builder in just a few more days. Today Mike Kirkup (@blackberrydev) sent out the tweet above saying that the new version, which will include support for all OS 6 devices, will launch by the end of January. This is great news and will definitely expland the theme offerings in the near future. There are only 10 days left in January, so keep your fingers crossed and we should see the update pop up before you know it.

29 comments

aris20

SO finally we will be getting Themes for Bold 9700 and 9780 users :D

ryanlrobinson

Whoo! As Kevin said when he did his 9780 review, the default BB6 theme just doesn't feel right on a non-touch-screen. I'm excited to be able to buy (or make myself) a theme with just the All view.

cookney

It will launch on 26th as that day is developer day in dubai

(I think)

-- not official my guess - but I will be right ;)

ruscolinni

YESSSS I'M 7th!!! lucky 7!!!

FRanatic

Hurrrrraaaaaaa !
Time to reclaim the Homescreen. Bye bye trays, bye bye ugly topbar !
Hello wallpaper !!

I might just fix me up a theme myself...any good tutorials out there ?

Phil DeLong

It's about time, can't wait to see what people put out

757EliasHZ

AWESOME news! Now my Style will have even more Style! :D

jlb21

I tried OS 6 on my Bold 9650 and removed it. I got stressed based on how different it felt.

With the possibility of themes coming soon, I may try again. Generally, I find myself using mostly the Foppa themes with my 5..975. If I could have OS6 with the webkit browser, universal search, AND have it look and feel almost the same without the tab bars....that might be gold.

Looking forward to what it brings.

Sooooooo, my request is out there for someone to replicate as close as possible the Foppa themes (I usually use 19),

Deathcommand

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.
Minimalistic themes PLEASE.

Yell0w

Hopefully themes for OS5 will transfer to OS6.

mkye86

AHAZ needs to jump on this ASAP!!!!

bahandi

SLATE on my 9700 again?!?!

Libra1224

I guess my main question is this: When I first upgraded my BB 9650 to the new OS 6.0 I didnt realize that I couldn't have a theme and purchased two of them at the same time. One has been refunded but the second one from JC designs has not. I have emailed him twice for a refund but no reply. Will my themes evenually work or I will have to get new ones. Could I somehow just download the Dimensions today that makes the theme work?

jlb21

If they won't actually refund the cost, perhaps they would help facilitate a transfer of the theme to someone else who would like it......just a thought.....

Libra1224

Awsome thought but I was really hoping to use this. I dont like how the home screen looks and feels. Would like my theme back.

HedoneDesign

will work if developers will do a theme for 9650 with OS6 and let you download an upgraded version. these themes you bought will never work on a OS6, as they were made for OS5. You have to be careful when you buy them - in store developers always provide model of bb AND os for which the theme was made. So developers are not obligated to refund your money, as they provide enough information with a specific theme.

gbsn

Updated beta? Seriously? They take years releasing something, and when they do, its still plagged with bugs. The beta company.

Hopefully this "updated" beta, fixes the problem with torch themes in landscape that's been unpatched since day 1. Let's see how long they take to release the final version.

dopestar

i would love to use this but why isnt it compatible to MAC? Why can't RIM release things that are compatible to both Windows and MAC?

xxxmrbluntsxxx

Dump the apple crap..lol is it compatable with anything, Really is it?

xxxmrbluntsxxx

Its about time and here I thought rim forgot they made a 9780.lol. Tech tweakers get ready!

Shiloh25

Yep I found the exact same webpage. I just updated that into the 9780 threads :) WOHOOOOOO Can't wait to see all the new themes that come out once the update is available :)

jattpadda

BoooooooooooooooYeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

jjbadd

Can't wait 4 next gen Elecite Themes...

Pete6

You should remember that this release is also a BETA release and may not yet poerform exactly as we want.

RIM obviously know this since they are calling it an updated bete release.

We shall still have to wait for the final, and hopefully bug free, release at a later date.