Recently got the Droid Eris and had big time issues with my phone dialing from my pocket a lot. I fixed this issue by adding a custom screen lock swipe (which is annoying), but it seems to have got the job done. I do occasionally take the phone out and see that the Emergency Call screen is up and waiting for my a** to dial 911. Can't wait till that happens.
Also, my phone has been answering in the pocket a lot. I alway make sure I hit end and lock the phone before putting it into my pocket. Still it likes to answer a few calls here and there. I switched to my front pocket to see is my a** just had a knack for answering, but found out today that my phone has answered twice in my front pocket. Luckily they were friends calling and got to hear about my late night drinking on Friday. I can't recreate the issue either.
I have an iPod touch that has never been unlocked/swiped/activated in any way in any pocket ever. What gives?