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Research In Motion’s Blackberry Torch may not have made the kind of ripples that the company may have wanted to in terms of the sale numbers. But when we were just being happy about the fact that users at least did not have to go through the kind of agony iPhone 4 users had to, we are getting to hear about an issue with the notification bar. But yes, this is a pretty minor bug that RIM should be fixing in their next OS upgrade.
There are several related issues. Some users have been noticing that their notification bar has suddenly stopped updating altogether. Others have noticed that the notification bar continues to show email and other notifications as unread even though the user has already gone through them. But the more common problem appears to be with the Facebook calendar event notification. Users have been seeing a deluge of calendar events clogging up their notification bar all of a sudden.
It appears to be a common bug that is behind all these petty issues. If you are facing a similar issue, what you must be doing is shutting off your Facebook and calendar notification feature. Once done, switch off the Torch and remove the battery and hold it out for a minute or so before reinserting it. Turning on the Blackberry Torch should ideally resolve the issues.
But do let me know if it actually works or not.