05-03-2006, 10:49 PM
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(i'm loving the zen theme on my 7105t. and having the Address Book, Calendar and Options accessible via shortcut on the homescreen just makes it even keener.)
i like some of the 4.1 themes being created, but the banner style is a huge change that i'm not too pleased with - mostly the battery and antenna dial gauges. and while the custom icons are grand and can add some great character, since you don't recognize them immediately you need to learn your handset again, almost anew.
the transparent themes are neat and great so that you can see your background image (but do you really have that much time available that you can just sit, veg out and gape at your handset all day?). to touch on my above comment, the icons are new, different, all crammed onto one "page" and not only are they in a new order, but you can't even see them so that you know where to be scrolling! also, your 3rd party apps can't fade out, so unless you want a goofy looking icon list, they all gotta to go to the bottom.
(granted, you're going to learn what each icon now represents. and you'll remember the order you placed them in. but that's a heck of a learning curve. just before i looked into the zen theme i was about to request an adjusted theme with icons at higher opacity.)
but i don't think i've seen a theme featuring "hidden icons" - could you point one out, please?