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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  • Robin C

    I am using the iBerry theme and I am tired of it. This is one that I will download.

    Thanks for the offer!

  • Robin C

    I am using the iBerry theme and I am tired of it. This is one that I will download.

    Thanks for the offer!

  • Sam L

    This looks very cool. I think this theme would look quite nice on my old curve!

    That is until I can upgrade from my curve to a new Bold.

  • Sam L

    This looks very cool. I think this theme would look quite nice on my old curve!

    That is until I can upgrade from my curve to a new Bold.

  • Sam L

    Oops. If I had only put in my correct email address srl155 at yahoo dot com Darn.

  • Sam L

    Oops. If I had only put in my correct email address srl155 at yahoo dot com Darn.

  • Cordine

    That looks great, gotta download this one.

  • http://viigo Cordine

    That looks great, gotta download this one.

  • Bill W

    Looks Good – I’ll have to try this one!

  • Bill W

    Looks Good – I’ll have to try this one!

  • http://myspace.com/cordinewilliams Cordine

    Gotta get 2

  • http://myspace.com/cordinewilliams Cordine

    Gotta get 2

  • scott

    I think theme has a really good layout and looks really sharp

  • scott

    I think theme has a really good layout and looks really sharp

  • PeterK

    Nice! I like it.

  • PeterK

    Nice! I like it.

  • Dan W

    Ok, I’ll bite. Theme looks great. I’m sick of my current theme, so I look forward to it. (As long as it has a ‘today’ setting. It does, right?)

  • Dan W

    Ok, I’ll bite. Theme looks great. I’m sick of my current theme, so I look forward to it. (As long as it has a ‘today’ setting. It does, right?)

  • Matthew Farra

    Can I get in on the discount? Love the look of this theme!

  • Matthew Farra

    Can I get in on the discount? Love the look of this theme!

  • paul

    Looks nice. Would like the discount.

  • paul

    Looks nice. Would like the discount.

  • Malcolm G

    This sounds great, like the idea of the programs grouped in a folder.

  • http://immjg@immjg.com Malcolm G

    This sounds great, like the idea of the programs grouped in a folder.

  • Raymond

    Looks pretty awesome I’ll give it a whirl for 5.00 Realluy enjoy your reviews. Very helpful when looking at new apps or themes. Just remember that some of us haven’t been with our Blackberry’s as long and therefore the reviews you may have done in the past would be new to us

  • Raymond

    Looks pretty awesome I’ll give it a whirl for 5.00 Realluy enjoy your reviews. Very helpful when looking at new apps or themes. Just remember that some of us haven’t been with our Blackberry’s as long and therefore the reviews you may have done in the past would be new to us

  • http://thefrozentundra.net/ Mike

    This theme looks excellent! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and update my Curve. The lines look really clean.

  • tricia

    very exciting.

  • http://thefrozentundra.net Mike

    This theme looks excellent! I can’t wait to get my hands on it and update my Curve. The lines look really clean.

  • tricia

    very exciting.

  • Jeff

    This theme looks great. I’ve been looking for a funcional Bold-style theme for some time. Most of the ones I’ve found don’t allow for customized home screen icons. I do believe I’ll be checking this one out. Thanks!

  • Jeff

    This theme looks great. I’ve been looking for a funcional Bold-style theme for some time. Most of the ones I’ve found don’t allow for customized home screen icons. I do believe I’ll be checking this one out. Thanks!

  • Joe D

    So, #10 here again. I put in my correct email address, and never got the discount email. Even checked spam folder. Am I still eligable?

  • Joe D

    So, #10 here again. I put in my correct email address, and never got the discount email. Even checked spam folder. Am I still eligable?

  • ICM

    Not really into themes but like the way this one looks-really crisp and clean!

  • ICM

    Not really into themes but like the way this one looks-really crisp and clean!

  • Bill Holman

    Been wary of installing 8900 curve look-a-like themes but looks like I might give this a go. Do I get the discount?

  • Bill Holman

    Been wary of installing 8900 curve look-a-like themes but looks like I might give this a go. Do I get the discount?

  • http://charliemoreno.net/ Charlie

    “Jonathan Brandon
    April 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    If you’ve commented with a valid email address, the discount code will be emailed to you at that address.

    Best,

    Jonathan”

    Any word on when we get the discount code? I haven’t gotten anything. No. 4 and I left a valid email and website.

  • http://charliemoreno.net/ Charlie

    “Jonathan Brandon
    April 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    If you’ve commented with a valid email address, the discount code will be emailed to you at that address.

    Best,

    Jonathan”

    Any word on when we get the discount code? I haven’t gotten anything. No. 4 and I left a valid email and website.

  • http://charliemoreno.net Charlie

    “Jonathan Brandon
    April 7, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    If you’ve commented with a valid email address, the discount code will be emailed to you at that address.

    Best,

    Jonathan”

    Any word on when we get the discount code? I haven’t gotten anything. No. 4 and I left a valid email and website.

  • Kevin

    I really like the today plus. I am going to have to break down and spend some money. $5 would be better. Discount Code would be great. Thanks in advance.

  • Kevin

    I really like the today plus. I am going to have to break down and spend some money. $5 would be better. Discount Code would be great. Thanks in advance.

  • Raymond

    How do you get the discount code? Thanks

  • Raymond

    How do you get the discount code? Thanks

  • Mike

    Hey theme looks great! Can i get the discount?

  • Mike

    Hey theme looks great! Can i get the discount?

  • Mike

    Hey theme looks great! Can i get the discount?

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    great offer, great discount…

  • http://indroo.net indroo

    great offer, great discount…