I had this problem today and was forced to do a factory reset. I did not have the Quick Dialer program installed, so don't know what caused it. Irritating, to say the least.
I had a similar problem this morning. My wife called me, and I tried and tried to answer the phone. Ten swipes later, it finally answered but came up with an error that said: "Activity phone (in process com. android phone) is not responding" .
Im pretty laid back, and dont get in too much of a tiff if some of the "apps" on my phone dont work. I realize that they are created by third parties, and dont reflect on the phone as much as they do their creators (for the most part) . But when my PHONE wont work as a PHONE, it gets under my skin.
I'm with Redls1bird on this one. I have had this issue occur about three times now. The first time I did a factory reset and all was fine, but the last two times I have not and it's gone away on it's own.
I don't have QuickDial. I uninstalled Handcent, Fringe, and another app just in case, but still don't think that is the source of the problem. Did anyone else figure out what's causing this?
I had the same problem, took my Droid to back to the store and had a tech look at it. His solution was that I had used up to much of my internal memory......I know, I know...I thought the same thing, this is not supposed to be an issue.
So I went about uninstalling a whole bunch of my apps until I got my internal memory down to about 150mb used and I try to keep it around that level. I have not had the problem since.
I had every single problem that has been described in this thread and when I reduced my internal memory usage it cleared up all my problems....I didn't even have to factory reset the thing! So take it for what it's worth, apparently our Droids have a problem with handling a maxed out internal memory.
I had this same problem today and before temporarily (unable to place calls). Today the problem would not go away until I ran an application that used the network. Very strange. Similar issues with other functions that lockup, such as downloads that are stuck. Difficult to pinpoint exactly what is causing the problems. Would be nice to think that some techies from Motorola are monitoring these forums!
Yeah I had a download that got stuck (bought the documents to go on Tues) and it finally completed on Thurs. Up until Thurs for the past week and a half I had no problems (except for that download) as I experienced several problems in mid Nov after getting the phone on the day it came out. Then the phone started locking up midday on Thurs and couldn't use the camera, the Power control widget wouldn't work, and I also couldn't dial out again. So I downloaded SuperDial because that worked 2 weeks ago to make a phone call. This time it didn't work. Several hours later after receiving a phone call is when I was able to dial out again. Now last night the problem came up again and I went to a pay phone to dial my number. First time I just let it rang but no luck so I tried it again by accepting the call. Again no luck. Right now I have 159MB of available internal phone storage.
Had this happen yet again..sometimes the phone just doesn't work for outgoing calls...then ten mins after you tried it attempts to dial the number when you are even using an other app... like some timeout finally cleared and all your former commands start processing....
This happened to me twice. Had to do a factory reset. Good thing I had all my apps backed up so I didnt have to redownload all of them. ASTRO is a lifesaver. I was on the phone with Verizon and Motorola for over an hour and they claim that the software update that is coming out soon should fix this issue. We'll see...
I applied the update... see the links below... we'll see how this works out.
(Do not apply yet if you are not comfortable... has not generally been released that I know of)...
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