New in this release

The following is a list of features for the BlackBerry® Theme Studio.



Enhanced UI

The BlackBerry Theme Builder features a more intuitive UI that includes descriptive labels in order to make it easier to identify the element that you want to change. You can click on any object on the preview area of the canvas and make changes directly to the object.

Support for new BlackBerry devices

You can create themes for the following BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry® 6:

  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9780 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9700 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Bold™ 9650 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Curve™ 9300 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Curve™ 9330 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Pearl™ 9100 Series smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Style™ 9670 smartphone
  • BlackBerry® Torch™ 9800 smartphone

Support for BlackBerry 6 themes

You can create themes for devices that are running on BlackBerry 6.

You can change the font and color for the following items:

  • Pop-up menus
  • Group box
  • Tray
  • Universal search

Feeds for social networking

In a Custom 6 or Custom theme layout, you can add a Today item to receive feeds from:

  • BlackBerry® Messenger application
  • Facebook® application
  • Twitter® application

New Today items

You can add the following organizational items to a Today item in a Custom or Custom 6 theme layout:

  • Tasks
  • Memos

Exporting to BlackBerry App World™ storefront

You can package multiple themes into one .zip file to upload to BlackBerry App World.

Dynamic and event-based wallpaper designs

You can add a set of images to create a slide show for the wallpaper on the BlackBerry device. You can also create a custom wallpaper so that images are displayed at specific dates and times.

Improved importing of images

After you update the images for your theme in an image editor, you can change all images simultaneously.

You can drag a folder of images to the Icon list to update multiple images simultaneously.

Global font changes

You can change all fonts in the theme simultaneously.

Support for importing BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0 themes

You can import themes that were created in BlackBerry Theme Builder 5.0.

.svg file preview

You can choose whether or not to see the preview of the .svg file in the preview area of the canvas.

Feedback link

You can provide feedback by clicking the Report Issue link on the Quickstart screen or you can access the link from the Help menu.

Transition preview

You can view how the screen transitions will appear on the device.

Stop and Play buttons in Incoming Call screen

You can preview ring tones on the Incoming Call screen by clicking the Play and Stop buttons.

Gradient colors in catalogs

You can add gradient colors to the catalog to reuse in your themes.

Additional application icons for customization

You can change the following new application icons:

  • Podcasts icon
  • Visual voice mail icon
  • Setup icon
  • Social Feeds icon

Customizable calendar icon

You can change the calendar icon and the font that is displayed on the calendar icon. The calendar icon is dynamic and shows the current date even after you change the icon. If you want to create your own icon, you can turn off the font that the BlackBerry Theme Builder generates.

Customizable icons for headset and handset icons

You can change the phone headset and handset icons that appear on the Active Call screen.

Customizable icon for the Default Enterprise Inbox

You can change the icon for the Default Enterprise Inbox.

BlackBerry Composer



Reload button for bitmap images

You can click the Reload Bitmap button to update an image in the BlackBerry Composer.

Additional properties for theme buttons

You can change the underlay and focus images for theme buttons.

Time-activated events

You can create an event that is activated at specific dates and specific times.

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