I have to say I am not at all impressed that my less than 3 week old iPhone 3G is showing serious signs of ailing. This morning whilst out walking the dog on this sunny morning I was reading tweets on Twitterific and watching my route using the GPS and everything was fine and dandy.
On my walk into work I went to listen to the second half of this week’s TWiT podcast and as soon as I slid to unlock the screen just went blank. It cant have been the battery because it was charging overnight and despite people complaining of short battery life its not that short!
I did the natural thing anyone would do and franticly pressed and held combinations of buttons wondering if there was some secret vulcan-death-grip method of bringing this thing back to life. I noticed there was still the crackle of static in my ears if I unplugged or inserted the earphone jack so there was life in there somewhere. After about 10 minutes of this (I still had my earphones in and they were plugged in) I heard a pop and a crackle, looked down and the screen flashed with a number and the “slide to answer” message flashed up – but there was no ringing or vibration and I couldn’t answer. Anyway, the home screen came back and provied me with some minor relief so I carried on to do what I originally intended and started playing the podcast.
A few seconds after locking the screen and as I was about to put it can into my pocket, it all went dead again. *ARGH* So there I was doing all the button presses again and hoping someone would try to call me so I could carry on listening to my podcast. I eventaully gave up, went to get my coffee and figured I needed to plug in the USB cable when I got to my desk to see what happend. I did just that and the screen flashed back for a second or two, tried to sync but it is now a brick on my desk.
To top it all off the page with the customer service numbers for O2 is temporarily unavailable. What a pain.