It’s great to see the first team to reach worldwide success is still pushing out high quality themes for fans and new comers alike. Elecite is the team, Ambient is their latest theme. This is the reason I’m still holding onto the BlackBerry 6 device as well. Good thing too!
Ambient is BlackBerry 5 & 6 compatible only for select devices. Curve 8900 series, Storm 9500 series, Tour 9630, Bold 9650, 9700 & 9780, plus Torch 9800. I’ve been running my copy on the Bold 9650 and it’s absolute brilliance.
I’m not even sure what I expected from this theme. Usually what happens with me and themes is I’ll envision the theme from the first image I saw and draw expectations from that. Ambient is wicked. From the promo it seems to have a lot going on, maybe too much. Although it took just a couple minutes from the ota unwrapping itself for me to fall in love with the crystal clear bezels around your clock and lower banner, to the grey/blue highlight throughout the theme. Elecite even bangs it up a notch and revisits some of their best icons ever!
The icons are actually a bit changed from what most users will remember. Now they have orbital rainbow wraps that blast on the abstract side they’ve always been best at. Add in the high-tech futurism and your inside an Elecite dream.
Shoot back into your homescreen and you discover more access than most themes in the dash view. Media, Web, Phone, Custom, Options and hidden are all optional. Each is set up efficiently to capitalize on the specific category selected. What’s keeping me from wanting to switch out of Ambient? It’s the dark edgy feel I get. Those glossy bezels and grey/blue highlight are matched well with the rainbow icons. May be too pricey for some. But for those who don’t mind the extra money for the extra development, grab a copy below.