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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.