What you are seeing I the notification bar. If you press and drag it down, you'll seethat it will give you additional info on certain types of notifications like emails, text messages, etc. I'm guessing that the "bowtie" you are seeing is Bluetooth symbol, but I could be wrong.
Hi, I am 2 days old with Verizon!!! Bought a Droid. This has been an ordeal trying to figure this out. I think once I get I will really like it. What are they symbols at the top of the droid? I know one is battery, bars, but I have one that looks like a bowtie. What is that one? Cant figure it out. thanks
This isn't a dig or an insult so please don't take it as one but here is a link to the manual that has a section about what all of the symbols are on the Droid's screen.