iPhone homescreen emulator on Blackberry Storm

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  1. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone seen this before?

    I think this is the ultimate irony myself.
     

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  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I think it's just a skin or a theme. How's it ironic? RIM failed in the Storm while Apple succeeded?
     
  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Indeed, it's very ironic that any other smartphone owner can use a custom theme... without the maker preventing it... yet those who buy the phone with the personable "i" in the name, cannot.
     
  4. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice one!
     
  5. Luke1robb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ironic because people see the Storm as an iPhone-killer, yet Storm users are putting the iPhone theme on their phone to mask the piece of crap they have and remind them of the phone they actually want.

    Nice with the iPhone low blow, but I'm still laughing that a Storm owner would put an iPhone theme on their "Smart"phone... *CLICK* away Storm users...
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Sorry, but...

    There are thousands of themes available for each model of any other smartphone. So if an iPhone happens to be one of those themes, it's statistically meaningless. After all, there are Vista themes as well. Doesn't mean a person actually wants Vista. ;)

    Likewise, many WM phone owners used an iPhone theme for a while, until they realized how rigid and simplistic it is... and have long since moved on to better themes.

    For that matter, iPhone owners jailbreak partly just to get away from the stock homepage.

    Cheers!
     
  7. Luke1robb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Last time I checked though, no jailbreak iPhone owner switched their home screen to that of a storm theme or WM theme. And that in itself shows that they don't want another phone necessarily.
     
  8. OriginalFormula macrumors regular

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    I know of at least one, so your statement that there's "no jailbreak iPhone owner," isn't entirely accurate. The storm theme for the iPhone is actually quite nice.
     
  9. khkman22 macrumors member

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    I switched to the Storm and Bold theme to get away from the dull generic Apple theme. According to Cydia, ~200k have downloaded either the Storm or Bold theme.

    You, sir, are an idiot.
     
  10. friekunater macrumors 6502

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    doesn't mean anyone with 7 1/2 brain cells would want it on their undeniably better phone.
    maybe for a Klondike bar..?
     
  11. jmann macrumors 604

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    There I fixed it for you. ;)
     
  12. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    yeah... there are many programs like this for windows mobile too.


    a more popular one: iFonz

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    basically it's a GUI for shortcuts - with iPhone icons + pages
     
  13. jmann macrumors 604

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    I like how the weather icons says "Wheater. :D
     
  14. Hockey man macrumors newbie

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    there has been

    a Windows vista theme that iphone users have applied to their jailbroken iPhones. :apple:
     
  15. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    well you actually provide the names to the application shortcuts yourself. my brother used this on his blackberry - and i tried it on my Samsung Epix... ultimately very lame
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  17. twitt3r macrumors 6502

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    Very few Americans understand irony, you are cleary one of them. I don't need to post links, you can look up definitions yourself and make up your own mind...

    iPhone is seen as THE phone of its type to beat. RIM come along and produce the Storm in an attempt to 1up Apple, but they failed. It is therefore IRONIC that somebody would produce a theme for the Storm so that it can at least appear to look like an iPhone in terms of the interface.
     
  18. shinchook macrumors regular

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    Wha??

    I'm with you on this one. It is very ironic that someone would by a non iphone and want it to "act" or look like one. On the other hand this doesn't necessarily mean that they are trying to get their phone to look like the phone they really wanted. I think they make this change because even though they didn't want the iphone they are still under the influence of media and hype surrounding it and still want to fit in with the cult of mac without having to buy something they feel they don't want. I have an iphone and laugh at blackberry owners, but can see it from that point of view.

    Now... with that said I do feel that you should strike the comment about "Americans not knowing the meaning of ironic". I feel that there are many people around the world who don't fully understand the meaning and giving such a general and narrow minded statement such as this only proves how uneducated you are about certain things. You may know the meaning of ironic but that simple statement negates anything smart you have posted or will post in the future.

    Feel free to comment back with more non factual and generalized comments about me, but keep in mind that I'm done with this post and, like a true American, could care less what you think of me.

    Cheers! :D
     
  19. The Governor macrumors regular

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    I had a similar mod on my last phone: samsung sch i-760.....it was pretty bad/useless. All of those apps on that 2.5 or 2.8 inch screen. Also, I couldn't get some of the apps to actually open what it said, so when I clicked sms, I would open settings.

    It was a nice change from the dated WM home screen. I definitely didn't do it in hopes of people seeing my thick samsung and think it was an iphone or anything. Just a nice change-up.

    I might even look into the storm theme in cydia.

    Don't generalize people this way. For someone who took the time to explain the proper definition of irony/ironic, you come at him with an outlandish opening line like that. It decreases your credibility.
     
  20. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Don't you mean you couldn't care less?

    The BBC ran an article on American irony, concluding that you guys do get it, but in certain contexts.

    However, in closing, David Freedman, the American comedy writer (now living in the UK) let you all down, in giving an example of irony that isn't actually ironic...

    Hey, if it's any consolation, as one of the commentators to that piece said - Americans may not get irony, but the British don't understand it :D

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    I don't see the problem with themes, for the reasons posted above. A lot of us theme our iphones to get away from the stock look - isn't that just as bad?
     
  21. superxero3 macrumors regular

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    I think it's ironic how i just did that last night... or is that a coincidence?

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  22. allmIne macrumors 6502a

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    Lol! That'd be a coincidence :p
     
  23. cwwilson macrumors 65816

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    *cough*

    I like the way Storm OS looks but would never have one for myself. I've also used a Bold theme as have many others.
     
  24. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    I think having either a Blackberry with an iphone theme or an iphone with a blackberry theme makes an interesting statement about the insane brand loyalty that seems to be pervasive with technology these days.
     
  25. gabe281 macrumors newbie

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    I thought...

    I thought this was an Apple Fanboy Forum? Shouldn't everyone be saying that any Storm user with an iPhone skin is lame and they are just mad because they weren't "cool enough" for an Apple product? Has this forum been infiltrated by RIM fanboys? :D
     

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