BlackBerry Theme Weekly Roundup for January 4th 2010

CB Theme Roundup
By ObiGeorge on 4 Jan 2010 05:34 pm EST
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Contest: 50 Copies of iPhony Theme to be won. Leave a comment!

We have decided to do something a little different with the theme blogs here at CrackBerry, so instead of posting individual themes on the front page quite so often, we would like to introduce our new weekly theme roundup! Every week, myself (obi) and michaelwpg will be bringing you our top picks for both free and paid themes. Due to different theme styles, features, and availability for different devices, we will pick some for touchscreen as well as non-touchscreen devices. Depending on the generosity of the developer community we will try to run a contest weekly, giving away some copies of one of our weekly themes. So hit the jump below and check it out, we also have a contest running.

Free Theme of the Week

BlackBerry Pro Version 4

Our free theme of the week comes from the CrackBerry Forums. BlackBerry Pro Version 4 by Natemz gives you 6 user defined home screen icons as well as bottom docked shortcuts for messages, SMS, calendar, and BlackBerry Messenger. This theme also features a weather slot, hidden today area, availability in red/green/blue/pink/orange/black and white, and slick look we have come to expect from Natemz. Overall this is a great theme packed full of features, especially for being free. For OTA download, see the forum thread links below and feel free to donate to Natemz if you so choose. 

*Note that the 9700 version will work on the 8900 OS 5

Paid Themes of the Week

Non-Touchscreen

Amber

Amber is the first premium theme by Basic Visuals, and looks great.  Its customL layout allows the user to place 7 of your favorite apps on the home screen for quick easy access to what you need. Amber is made totally from the ground up featuring custom icons, wallpaper, and fonts that all go very well together throughout the theme. To our liking, a weather slot is also included and becoming a must have in all new themes. Amber is on sale for $1.99 at the CrackBerry App Store and compatible with the 8900, 9000, 9630, and 9700.

Touchscreen

iPhony

In honor of our inagural theme roundup, we had to include an iPhone theme dedicated to Bla1ze.

iPhony by ToneConcept is a clean, simple theme to dress up your Storm 95xx device. Featuring those smooth iPhone-esque icons and a hidden today area with 10 available entries, this theme will allow you to make a change without losing that professional look of your device. This theme is also extremely wallpaper freindly, taking advantage of all that lovely real estate to show off your favorite backgrounds. If your a fan of the iPhone look, this is sure to be the theme for you. iPhony is available for $4.99 at the CrackBerry App Store.

Contest: We have 50 copies of iPhony to give away. Just leave a comment on this post to enter. Contest ends this Sunday at Midnight PST. Please leave only one comment, multiple entries won't count.

So there you have it folks, the inagural theme roundup for your reading pleasure. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments (doing so will also enter you in the iPhony theme contest) as we will try to take suggestions into account, to give you what YOU are looking for. If you have a favorite theme or your a developer looking to get your theme out there, send us an email at themeroundup@crackberry.com

Reader comments

BlackBerry Theme Weekly Roundup for January 4th 2010

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Hopefully they will all run on OS 4.7 Storm (the touchscreen ones anyways :L) as I has Vodafail and they wont bloody update the Storm to 5.0 and I have no idea why
:(

So nice to see this great addition to the blogs! Love that free themers are going to be included!! Looking forward to reading this every week.

I love BB PRO v3 by Natemz...too bad 4.6OS was left out in version 4 it really looks great, and I love themes with a lot of functionality.

the amber theme is my phishgirl3 who is connected to bla1ze and then the iphone theme is 'dedicated' to bla1ze!!

wtf is going on

For the record, the iPhone one was dedicated to me simply because I don't typically like iPhone themes, I bought a BlackBerry, I like my BlackBerry to look as such.

Also, if you're looking to have one of your themes featured, why not reach you to Obi and Michael and let them know?...surely as a theme developer you are aware hundreds of BB theme gets produced in the run of a week alone. Not all themes can be focused, that's just insane. But sending an email to those who can actually feature your theme is a great start rather then just sitting back and hoping it gets noticed.

Every theme that was featured in this post was based on interactions with the developer and their willingness to work with Obi and Mike to put the post together for the community.

This is a great idea but if you don't win iphony you can aways get iberry free at gemlock it looks the same..

No, it doesn't. iBerry is a clone. iPhony is a redesigned version of the iPhone theme.

The fact is that a lot of the people don't want their BB to be a replica of an iPhone. I've designed iPhony so that those people can enjoy an iPhone-style theme that's designed specifically for their BlackBerry. :)

Ethereal Collection by KD....the best paid for theme and its a steal...all five colors for $6! Very quick and looks amazing on the Storm.

loved V3, just installed V4 and still love it!! Works very well with Berry Weather.

Would also love to win a copy of iPhony to try out :-)

Have there been only one theme for each model this week? Why not cover all the themes released this week and not just the ones you guys like. Or at least the top 5 or 10. That would be way more informative and would not restrict the audience to just the themes you guys like, no offense, taste runs different for each individual and what you guys like might not be what someone else likes, but what you miss might be their thing. Just a thought.

Congratulations on making front page Natemz, with your theme. CrackBerry, this is a wonderful idea. I hope to see one of my own themes (when I get to making more) here on the future!

Freebie is not compatible for my BB, but still wanted to comment I like the idea of having themes grouped weekly, much more cohesive and easier to keep tabs on!

THESE THEMES MAKE ME GO BANANAS! ...Lmao, lame, I know, but ive been rocking two FREE themes(NO COST??) and they're awesome. If they're awesome what's a paid-free given away theme like?? Ohhhh, the wonders. Lol.

Ever since the addition of themes to appworld, I've been messing around with themes left and right. Now there are more for me to try!

I just got my first blackberry(storm 2) and would like to take the dive into themes. Would love to start with the iphony!

Great idea for a blog. Themes is one of the main reasons I frequent the forums.

BB PRO V4 deserves the kudos. V4 is a great improvement over V3.

I would like a chance to win the iPhoney theme.

I really like the 1st one you have up, but I just wish it was compatible with the 8900 w/ 4.6. The Iphony theme looks fretty snazzy too! Wouldn't mind pickin up one of those for free 99! Hint Hint... Thanks Crackberry!

You know, I really like the looks of this theme. I dont own it so I cannot comment on it, only on its appearance. I like the UI of the iPhone but the functions of a blackberry so i guess its the best of both worlds.

Would love the ability to customize the buttons on the bottom and the fonts need some size adjustments. Let me know if you want some screen shots to illustrate. Overall i love the layout. By far my favorite i have found for the 9700.

Looks very nice, I wonder if it is better then the Iberry theme. I was not very happy with that purchase, but this one looks a bit cleaner hopefully with less bugs.

I think iPhony looks cool. Would love to win a free copy.
I switched from the iPhone to the BlackBerry 9550, so it would be kind of cool to have that theme...

I love themes!! besides beta's, hot new apps, twitter clients ect...Themes are my babies!

I just got my Storm 2 not too long ago and I would love a copy of this theme! It looks really functional as well as clean and well laid out. I can't wait to try it!