I don't know what happened. I didn't drop the phone recently or do anything abnormal with it. But on a recent trip, my Droid's screen has gone crazy. It started with not recognizing my swipes and touches, and then went on to over-recognizing my input, doing crazy things, as if a demon had possessed the phone. Obviously, the screen was going crazy sending commands to the phone itself. Now, most of the time, there are large swaths of the screen that do not respond to touch. Most notably the lower right 1/4 part (including the home and search icons). It also makes unlocking the phone or answering a phone call darn near impossible, since as soon as the slider hits the halfway point it stops registering the drag and resets the slider.
Of course, I've tried battery pulls, went so far as a system restore and a hard reset, nothing worked. I think this is a hardware problem. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced it.
I am able to access the phone using the car/alarm apps. By putting a magnet on the back of the phone, I can trick it to unlock. By rotating the screen sideways, I can usually get to most things I need to get to, except the browser, which I access by clicking a link in my gmail.
I'm going to be calling Verizon and likely taking it into a store for them to look at. I hope I can get it replaced with a minimum of fuss.