Make your old Curve look like a brand new 8900

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Curve 8900 replica theme spread

I haven’t taken to reviewing any themes because I’ve found so few that really satisfy me. But I recently stumbled across an eye-pleasing theme that changed all of that. The Curve 8900 Replica Theme by BNS Designs is sharp and clean, effectively turning your old curve – one you may thought of turning in for a new BlackBerry 8900 – into a fresh new device. Yes, it’s just the theme – you won’t magically find the wi-fi icon in the home tray (unless you already have that feature) – but it’s much more aesthetically pleasant than Telus’s OS 4.3 stock theme.

KEY DETAILS

OS Support: BlackBerry OS 4.3, 4.5
Device Support: Any Curve 83XX and 88XX
Price: $7.00 regular; $5.00 for the first 50 people to comment on this post (a discount code will be emailed to the address you use when commenting. Offer ends April 13th)
Company/Developer: BNS Designs
Where to buy: The BlackBerry Cool store!
Official user guide: None

INSTALLATION AND SETUP

Installing themes are easy. First, from your device, click on the mobile download link sent to you in your confirmation email after purchasing the theme from our store. Follow the mobile download link and click ‘download’. After nearly a minute, the theme should be installed and ready to use.

To select your new theme, enter the ‘options’ menu from your homesecreen, then scroll down until you reach ‘Theme’. Click on the ‘Theme’ link, then select and click on the ‘Curve 8900 Replica’ theme. Within a few moments, your old curve’s OS will look significantly different.

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KEY FEATURES

Most themes don’t really pack what one would call “features”. This theme, however, groups all of your setting apps – options, profiles, bluetooth manage, manage connections, etc. – and places them in one convenient folder called ‘Programs’ by default – though this can be changed. If you don’t like this option, you can delete the folder – moving everything back into the main applications menu.

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All in all everything looks great. The graphics seem sharper, and the simplicity of the post-OS 4.5 icons helps emphasize the quality of the theme. The menus look great too – as you would see them on a Bold.

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PROs/CONs

The theme looks great, it’s consistent, and it doesn’t slow my device. I even liked the default theme setting which groups all of my setting-oriented apps together in one folder; I found it immediately uncluttered my main menu. I found the price to be a tad high, though the discount (for the first 50 people to comment on this post) would bring this theme into the higher strata of a reasonable price range.

PROs

  • Looks sharp, clean
  • Doesn’t slow my device down
  • The setting-oriented app folder

CONs

  • The price, but not by much

FINAL CONCLUSION

Overall, I think this is the cleanest, sharpest looking theme I’ve ever seen. For one theme, the price is a bit much, but to be fair, it really is gorgeous.

RATING

4.5 out of 5

Purchase the Curve 8900 Replica Theme for $7 from our online store.

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  • michael

    Nice theme! Great addition for those on Curves.

  • michael

    Nice theme! Great addition for those on Curves.

  • matt

    Looks real good I gotta try it, too bad its too expensive. I should pretty much get a discount.

  • matt

    Looks real good I gotta try it, too bad its too expensive. I should pretty much get a discount.

  • matt

    Looks real good I gotta try it, too bad its too expensive. I should pretty much get a discount.

  • Hedley Thorne
  • Hedley Thorne
  • Rob Earls

    Looks good enough to buy.

  • Rob Earls

    Looks good enough to buy.

  • Sean

    Just playing with an 8900 yesterday and I loved the theme. Thanks for the discount.

  • Sean

    Just playing with an 8900 yesterday and I loved the theme. Thanks for the discount.

  • RACinNY

    Still waiting for the code so I can buy this with the discount. Valid email addy used, obvious by the fact I’m getting notices that way when new comments are posted here. Since I’m new to this site and the BB world I’ve no idea if this is the norm to wait like this.

  • RACinNY

    Still waiting for the code so I can buy this with the discount. Valid email addy used, obvious by the fact I’m getting notices that way when new comments are posted here. Since I’m new to this site and the BB world I’ve no idea if this is the norm to wait like this.

  • Mike

    mine is still waiting on moderation at 9:45 PM, but other people that have posted after me are cleared. I hope you didnt miss me :(

  • Mike

    mine is still waiting on moderation at 9:45 PM, but other people that have posted after me are cleared. I hope you didnt miss me :(

  • Michael

    I would love this theme, it looks awesome! finally something that looks like the new curve!

  • Michael

    I would love this theme, it looks awesome! finally something that looks like the new curve!

  • Michael

    I would love this theme, it looks awesome! finally something that looks like the new curve!

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Jonathan Brandon

    Hey guys! Thanks for the comments. At this rate, I’ll be sending out the coupon code by the end of today!

    Best,

    Jonathan

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Jonathan Brandon

    Hey guys! Thanks for the comments. At this rate, I’ll be sending out the coupon code by the end of today!

    Best,

    Jonathan

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Jonathan Brandon

    @ Joe D:

    Yes, you are still eligible. Don’t worry, your discount code will be sent to you, at this rate (to get to 50 comments) by the end of the day.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Jonathan Brandon

    @ Joe D:

    Yes, you are still eligible. Don’t worry, your discount code will be sent to you, at this rate (to get to 50 comments) by the end of the day.

  • northstahr

    This is just the kind of theme I’ve been waiting on. Can you slect the icons for the home screen?

  • northstahr

    This is just the kind of theme I’ve been waiting on. Can you slect the icons for the home screen?

  • amo

    Theme looks great and just what I have been looking for. I love the 8900 look but can’t get the 8900 right now so this would be perfect.

  • amo

    Theme looks great and just what I have been looking for. I love the 8900 look but can’t get the 8900 right now so this would be perfect.

  • Michael

    why does mine say waiting moderation and isn’t showing up on the replies? can you even see this? other post have shown up on the site and not mine.

  • Michael

    why does mine say waiting moderation and isn’t showing up on the replies? can you even see this? other post have shown up on the site and not mine.

  • Jenn

    Wow cool theme! It looks just like the new blackberrys!

  • Jenn

    Wow cool theme! It looks just like the new blackberrys!

  • http://www.pimpmyberry.com/ Steve

    Hedley Thorne
    April 8, 2009 at 2:17 am
    Or you can get a free version at

    http://www.geekberry.net/storm-theme-bottom-dock-version-for-blackberry-83xx-series/

    NICE…my theme has been leached on another webiste. The original in OTA can be found for FREE on pimpmyberry.com

  • http://www.pimpmyberry.com Steve

    Hedley Thorne
    April 8, 2009 at 2:17 am
    Or you can get a free version at

    http://www.geekberry.net/storm-theme-bottom-dock-version-for-blackberry-83xx-series/

    NICE…my theme has been leached on another webiste. The original in OTA can be found for FREE on pimpmyberry.com

  • John Delaney

    Probably the nicest looking theme for the 8300 series I’ve seen yet.

  • John Delaney

    Probably the nicest looking theme for the 8300 series I’ve seen yet.

  • EGB

    Nice theme. Now I can keep my curve longer… lol

  • EGB

    Nice theme. Now I can keep my curve longer… lol

  • Jake

    I know I’m a little past 50, but I just wanted to say what a beautiful theme this is! I definitely think it’d be a greatway to keepmy blackberry looking fresh.

  • Jake

    I know I’m a little past 50, but I just wanted to say what a beautiful theme this is! I definitely think it’d be a greatway to keepmy blackberry looking fresh.

  • Taren

    I downloaded the theme, installed in minutes. I even got the $5 discount. I am in looove with the theme. I was getting tired of the default bb themes, def a switch up that I like. Would def recommend, no complaints yet! Thanks!

  • Taren

    I downloaded the theme, installed in minutes. I even got the $5 discount. I am in looove with the theme. I was getting tired of the default bb themes, def a switch up that I like. Would def recommend, no complaints yet! Thanks!

  • http://www.kidfingers.com/ kidfingers

    Nice!

    Discount please!!!

  • http://www.kidfingers.com kidfingers

    Nice!

    Discount please!!!

  • Robyn

    I just downloaded this to my phone and it is great! I love it!

  • Robyn

    I just downloaded this to my phone and it is great! I love it!

  • Mark

    This theme looks great. I can’t wait to install it.

  • Mark

    This theme looks great. I can’t wait to install it.

  • http://perfectocane.com/ yanto

    This the first time I used vigo. I have question how I can get “Make your old curve look different”. I am stay in Indonesia and used bb 8320.

  • http://perfectocane.com yanto

    This the first time I used vigo. I have question how I can get “Make your old curve look different”. I am stay in Indonesia and used bb 8320.

  • Jess

    does i download this for my bb 8330 curve?