Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8700/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)
I hate to say it, but sure sounds to me like something is FUBAR....sort of like the case for some recently where the new message icon won't go away no matter what they do. I don't think it's you. But I hesitate to suggest reinstalling the OS. Maybe later someone will see this and jump in with a fresh idea.