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Commercial Crossbar Theme For BlackBerry 8100, 8300, & 8800

Bplay just released a new theme that has been wowing quite a few people. I can agree with them since the Crossbar them broke a few boundaries in Plazmic. The idea is that you have a carousel instead of a Zen bar as your homescreen. It has 3 icons by default with 7 that you can choose. Even Cherrichiodo who has quite a few themes under her belt was won over instantly. You can pick it up for $6.99 from Bplay.


Personally I liked the idea of the carousel but I have yet to see it executed properly. This one was satisfactory but I did not like the fact that I had the phone log in the carousel and I could not remove it. I can always get the phone log by pushing the talk button. The icons also left a little to be desired since they are all white. I find that the color helps me differentiate one from the other in most themes. Here you have to hunt based on shape. It also clashes a bit with the 3rd party applications that have different color icons.


As I said the theme is very innovative but I truly cant wait to see what they do with this style next. As I said if you have to have the latest and greatest make a point of picking this theme up at Bplay for $6.99.

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  1. Looks a lot like Sony’s PS3/PSP XMB interface. Very cool.

  2. This theme doesnt work with WI-FI blackberries… another theme not tested before being commercially available… the WI-FI icon covers the EDGE and/or UMA icon…

  3. DavidB,
    I completely agree I thought I had recognized it from somewhere. It just did not have the sparkly effect like the PSP.

    I completely agree. I think that if a developer is planning on selling his themes he should do due dilligence to ensure they work correctly on all devices. Especially with Wifi becoming more popular.

  4. I downloaded it on my blackberry pearl 8100, it really kicks ass. Everybody I have showed it to is wowed

  5. The Crossbar Theme is no longer available at bPlay. Is there any other site that it can be downloaded from?

  6. Matt nice catch. I will try to investigate the removal of the crossbar theme

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