02-08-2009 06:36 AM
Why a new thing?
All these information channels are standard and have been used for years, but all these were not using the abilities of the BlackBerry technologies. So the idea was to create a new channel that would be pushed directly from server-side, but to a cool location.
So what is exactly? For the layman?
Web Signals is basically an icon on your home screen, with a little indicator so show when there are new things. It's the same indicator as on the Messages icon and the SMS icon.
How does it work?
you go on website that has created a web signal, and subscribe to it. It is usually free. The icon then appears on your Home Screen.
1) seems like installing a Web Signal on BES is influenced by the IT policy. If you cannot install Themes or Applications, you can't install Web Signals
2) unsubscribing to Web Signals is easy but you must know how. You just have to go to the following page, using your BlackBerry device: http://push.na.blackberry.com/mss/PM_subList
3) you can move the Web Signals icon just like any other static icon on your Home Screen.