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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Curve 8900 Theme: Basic Today

Here is my first theme for the 8900. Just a basic today theme. The first version has 2 lines for Messages and 3 lines for Calendar appts.

By request I just created a second version that has 2 lines for messages, 2 lines for appts and also shows the Application Name on the homescreen (see the 3rd screenshot).

*Click on the pics below to see them full size.

Download link and all the newer themes are at my new site The Theme Zone


  1. First of all i am AMAZINGLY THANKFUL that you created the Basic Today and w/ Application Theme. It's what i have been looking for for WEEKS!

    HOWEVER, I downloaded the zip files, unzipped, and tried to install them via desktop manager but i got this error:

    "No Additional Applications designed for your device were found"

    Please let me know what should be done, I'm dying for this theme!

  2. Can you please change the letters under Messages and calnder a little bit smaller?

    Kind regards


  3. hi, this is a gorgeous theme! I was wondering if it would work on an 8300 series blackberry.

  4. I love your themes, they are fun and innovative. I like the weather plus the best. Alas, they cause my 8900 to freeze up regularly (whenever I add a new app that requires a reboot), and I have to spend an hour or so reinstalling the OS, apps and data. So, I have had to stop using them for a while.

  5. Excellent theme.

    Have the same request, can you make the font size for message and calendar items to the same size as the Date, Messages title.

    Also have a bug when using Bluetooth. Two Bluetooth symbols appear in the Home Screen. Will there be a fix for this?

  6. Great theme.

    Any chance of creating the same theme with only calendar? (no messages)

    Thanks a lot

  7. Great theme and its very kind of you to share them with us!!!

    Could you offer the basic one without the messages, i only need the calendar?

    thanks in advance

  8. Thanks for the great effort!! Could you create a the same with SMS isntead of messages? Your work is really appreciated.. Thanks in advance

  9. Could you release this as JADs for us Mac users? If you need a place to host them, I can offer that. Macs don't have support for Desktop Manager.

  10. Your themes are awesome!


  11. Dylan,

    How do you keep the unique icons per folder in this theme? I've been trying to accomplish this with my own theme for quite some time. Thanks.

  12. using this one on my 8900 and its my favourite. but i also have a bold at work. can you make this theme for the bold??

    thx & greetz from germany

  13. Thanks for your great effort !!
    When you have the time, please make a Basic Today without Messages, just with Calendar.
    Thanks !

  14. Hi i'm using the first version of the basic today and it is amazing! Thank you very much.
    It just has a small bug, with the bluetooth turned on, whenever I go to the complete menu and turn back to today screen it duplicates the bluetooth icon on the left and right side.

  15. Great Theme!
    Could you please release a theme in this fine, simple style with an placeholder for weatherinformation in one of the topcorners?

    Again: Great work!

  16. Hi mate,
    Awesome job! I'm on a mac and cant get it through the desktop manager. Any chance you would mind emailing me this hot theme....pls?

  17. mate,
    do you do OTA downloads?

  18. AnonymousMay 12, 2009

    I download as instructed and when I open the file in my app loader it tells me that no applications for my device are found. Any ideas?

  19. chillinnMay 20, 2009

    Anonymous: Browse for it when instead of letting the app loader search for it

    THEME CREATOR: any way you could use the NON-color icons (silver icons)? thanks! fantastic work!

  20. AnonymousMay 22, 2009

    Very nice theme, been looking high and wide for one like this. One thing, could I propose a variation to this theme with the following changes: (1) light yellow "Messages" and "Calendar" headings, (2) slightly smaller fonts for the entries (3 each) and (3) remove the dock at the bottom to gain more screen real-estate. It would be heavenly theme


  21. Hi, Love the Basic Today w/App name.

    Would you be making another simple App that would have the Calendar and weather only, without the messages area? I use my 8900 icons for multiple email boxes and get so many emails that the message area in the basic today isn't needed. Need more calendar listings instead since I can't remember squat.

  22. AnonymousJune 05, 2009

    Hi there,

    I downloaded the basic theme w/application and I go through steps 1-7 but when I select the name I get the following error "No applications designed for your device was found". Any idea what this means? Thanks.

  23. AnonymousJune 09, 2009

    thanks for the today profile, ive been hoping to get this since i got my awesome 9300,

    i clicked on every single ad link i could find and even had a bit of a nose around each one to ensure they paid you.

    repect dude, thanks for the effort..

  24. AnonymousJune 09, 2009

    I appreciate this theme as it was not part of the new phone when I upgraded from a Pearl to the Curve. I clicked on the sponsor links as you have requested. I will be adding your site to my favorites as I am hoping to see if an update will be posted that allows the SMS messages to be what reflects on the Message menu vs the email messages.
    Thanks again!

  25. I downloaded the Basic with Application Name and it is just what I wanted. There is a small bug. At times the Bluetooth icon is on the right, at others it is on the left and the right and then it disappears from the left again. Nothing major.

  26. Ventz PetkovJuly 11, 2009

    This is a great theme, but there is one thing that frustrates me a lot. During a phone call, I can't see the date. I have to go to the home screen (where the icons are), and that doesn't display it, so you have to go one even further back.

    Is it possible to just add the date to the same screen (bottom where the time is maybe) during a phone call?

  27. nice themes, could you please created double dock only without messages and calendar

  28. Love this theme, I had to search high and low to finally get the same look as my old 8320. I'm in the same boat though with the people who want the 'messages' to link to the SMS and MMS. Otherwise, perfect theme. Thanks!

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    Best regards