bbt Designs brings us back, back to what I love about RIM and the ability to make your device your own! His latest, MetroUI has me screaming inside! “WHERE IS THEME STUDIO 7?!” This theme is sick and deserves a right to be on my Bold 9930 as well as the Bold 9650.
MetroUI is currently available on BlackBerry 6.0 devices, specifically Curve 9300, 9330, Bold 9650, 9700, 9780, 9788 & Torch 9800. Mainly due to a lack of software from RIM. Either way bbt assured us More Devices Coming soon!
If your a fan of awesome designs, an easy to navigate user interface or care to add some personal splash to your BlackBerry Smartphone.. MetroUI will get you a full plate of each with extra helpings!
When bbt hit me on GroupMe the other day, I thought for sure it was just to say what’s up and chat a bit. Boy was I wrong! This theme is such a nice surprise. If your using any of the listed compatible devices, buy this theme. I hope by now our readers have caught on to see we’re not just selling everything developers sweep our way. More power to the blogs that do. We just don’t have the time to be an ad for everyone. I was lucky enough to get a little hands on with this theme. The final build is magnificent. It feels like RIM included it in the OS. That’s the kind of quality I love.
Launching up MetroUI.. you’ve got a strip of user defined icons on the left dock, access to Messages and a full hidden Today area: Calendar, Messages & Text Messages at the top of your screen [scroll-select to initiate or press ALT + 3], OCD spot attached to the Time-Clock Date-Calendar Custom Signal-Managed Connections Custom Battery-Options and Sound Profiles area. Whew! That was a lot for such a tight packaged area. Of course you can put whichever icon you want in the OCD, weather apps look as great as any other.
Let’s not forget bbt’s wonderful-Willy-Wonka-like-candy-shop known best as his Options Panel. In this design, he tucks it down below the bottom icon on the left side. Scroll down or hit the 0 key to launch. Here you can choose to add one of 4 colors to the accent and/or choose to add one of the 4 colors to the background. Also here your able to remove the weather spot [OCD] and lock the left side icon dock. I love this Options Panel. I would do some pretty awful stuff to get this on my Bold 9930!
Drop into the app screen and the flow is consistent. All those sick icons previously designed for his Slate theme look as handsome as ever. I really can’t say enough about this theme. This is his 7th full release and it shows. He’s learned a lot over the last couple years. He hasn’t pumped theme after theme out and for each he has made one thing is clear, each area was meticulously cared for to the tiniest of details. Your going to feel truly catered too.
A candy like mix of colors, some of the best custom icons ever made, bbt’s MetroUI isn’t just a theme for enthusiasts it’s a product of fine design and most anyone will find a handful of favorite features/views. Pick it up for $5.99 in the Berryfication Store or hang tight and find it in BlackBerry App World soon.