Create BlackBerry Themes for the latest BlackBerry Smartphones this Summer


In addition to soccer fever in South Africa and blockbuster movies piquing your interest this summer, it is time to demonstrate your creative inclinations by crafting themes for the latest BlackBerry® smartphones – the BlackBerry® Pearl™ 3G smartphone and the BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 smartphone.

At Dev Con 2009, our theme product teams unleashed the new, rebranded BlackBerry® Theme Studio 5.0. We are psyched to see the amazing uptake on this robust set of creative tools within the development community. The quality of themes available on BlackBerry® App World™ proves that developers are well aware of the opportunity to bring the best franchises and creative skins to market to millions of BlackBerry smartphone users.

So grab the latest BlackBerry Theme Studio 5.0 Service Pack 1 – which adds support for the latest BlackBerry smartphones – and get theming! If you are just getting started with theme development, you can dive into the developer video for learning the ropes, as well as these Inside BlackBerry posts on theme development:

BlackBerry Theme Studio v5.0 – Build your own BlackBerry Theme!
BlackBerry Theme Studio – Build your own BlackBerry Theme! (Part Two)
BlackBerry Theme Studio Tips: Using Adobe Photoshop

Have fun! Let us know about your latest creative brainstorms in the comments.

About Rajeev M.

Rajeev joined Research In Motion (RIM) in 2008, bringing six years of development experience in the realm of mobile and software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps. As part of the Developer Relations team, he works with ISVs developing consumer apps, imparts wisdom on rich media app development, and likes to predict the next four-letter tech buzzword. He wields a new BlackBerry theme every week and socially connects on BlackBerry Messenger to rant on movies, music and games.

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