I'm a theme junkie and have really been hoping for something different to become available for my Bold 9930 besides the different color schemes and ditching the extra menus.

The other day my Twitter account quite literally blew up with tweets over a new theme. Intrigued by that much traffic, I decided to take a look. This is one amazing theme that definitely deserves some CrackBerry attention. Not only does it have the smaller banner at the top to optimize wallpaper (my other vice) space but this banner is ANIMATED! In the new MINI_Banner_LIVE theme by drkapprenticeDESIGNS and Lucky45 you get the coolest theme ever with scrolling BlackBerry B's to the glowing red banner notifying you of any missed calls or new emails. Continue reading after the break for features and screenshots of this fun theme.


  • Scrolling Animated Banner Banner glows red on new email & missed call notifications
  • Mini Banner for wallpaper lovers
  • PlayBook OS 2.0 style icons and meters
  • Skinned Media player
Skinned Media Player
What makes this theme even better…it's FREE! I know some users may worry that the theme could possibly drain the battery faster but the scrolling animation stops as soon as you open an application so it's not constantly running in the background. I ran the theme all day on my 9930 with some serious email, phone calls and BBM usage with 28% battery life remaining by 8 PM that night. If you're really worried about battery life with the theme, hit your keyboard lock button once you're done viewing your message or whatever instead of waiting for the screen to dim by itself.

Watch the video above to see the theme in action or click the link below to see what our faithful CrackBerry forum members are saying about this innovative theme. Great job on this one and I can't wait to see what this dynamic duo comes up with next!

For more information / download MINI_Banner_LIVE