This particular item, the 1X icon on the top of the Start menu bar, is different than my old, but beloved, i700.

On the i700 it would briefly apprear when turning the phone on, but then would go away.

On the XV6600 it stays there all the time - IT'S HOGGING MY WISBAR ADVANCE 2 NOTIFICATION ICON!

Sorry about the yelling ...

Anyway of turning it off?