I am equally convinced of this.
Surely there's a data-management BUG in the OS causing this. When I open the memory assessment tools, I see that I have 500Mb free memory, and only 200Mb used, so the whole premise that there's inadequate memory is a lie.
Phone storage indicates I have 177 MB used and 571 MB free. I get a storage warning at 175MB and full at 200MB
I have cleared browsing and mail cache/data and moved all apps to SD Card that phone allows me to move.
The SD & Phone storage screen, under settings, displays the following.
SD - Total space = 1.84GB - Available = 834 MB
Internal Storage - Total space = 6.60 GB - Available = 5.36 GB
Phone Memory - Total space = 748 MB - Available = 571 MB
This problem only started with an update to Android 2.3.4 from, I believe, 2.2 on an HTC Incredible
Any option other than factory reset?