RIM did a brilliant job of sneaking this subtle one liner into their press release to see if we were actually reading them.
RIM also announced today that themes for BlackBerry smartphones can now be submitted to BlackBerry App World.
They have also announced their new BlackBerry Theme Studio for easy theme design, illustration and animation. This will also add support for the Storm2 and Bold 9700.
New themes will be built with two tools just like the original Plazmic builders:
- BlackBerry Theme Builder – a design tool for customizing a smartphone’s user interface, including the home screen layout, fonts, icons, message list colors, cursors, dialog boxes and home screen application icons.
- BlackBerry Composer – an illustration and animation tool for creating animated SVG graphics that can be used to add animation to theme buttons and backgrounds as well as animate web sites and applications for BlackBerry smartphones.
The new BlackBerry Theme Studio replaces the Plazmic CDK and will add the ability to import Photoshop files into the theme builder along with adding transitions like zooming, sliding, wiping, and fading within themes.
BlackBerry Theme Studio is available for free and can be downloaded at