It has been years since the last time I have heard of RIM releasing a free theme. They used to do it regularly on mobile.blackberry.com but with the advent of App World it has really dried up. While perusing App World I discovered that RIM has quietly released three free themes for the holidays. The only catch is that they seem to be limited to only US and Canada and seem to work with most OS 4.5+ devices except for the 88XX series and the new Pearl 91XX and Curve 93XX. Not sure why RIM would do that but I guess you cannot complain about free:
Here are the three themes:
- BlackBerry Exclusive Holiday Theme – Let It Snow Blue
- BlackBerry Exclusive Holiday Theme – Share The Joy
- BlackBerry Exclusive Holiday Theme – Happy Holidays Red
None of the themes have any reviews since they just quietly launched today. They are relatively small at about 500Kb and in the description they recommend you sign up at this link for more information in the future. Check out the full description below:
Show your holiday spirit by downloading a FREE BlackBerry Holiday Theme, created exclusively for BlackBerry customers. Get into a festive mood by decorating your home screen, icons, menus, and more! Choose the theme you love best: Let it Snow, Share the Joy or Happy Holidays. If you can’t decide, download all three. After all, they’re FREE! It is our way of saying thanks for choosing a BlackBerry smartphone.
Many customers have asked to hear more from the BlackBerry team. So if you haven’t already, sign up for ongoing updates about BlackBerry products and services, and we’ll send you tips and expert advice to help you better use your BlackBerry smartphone. https://www.blackberry.com/profile/?eventId=5044
Note: After downloading the theme you may experience a change in your icon placement. To switch your icons – highlight an icon, select the menu key and click move.
Let us know what you think of the free themes!