I experienced some oddness on my new smartphone last night. I noticed from time to time even though I had full 3G network coverage my internet was dropping out. I was mucking around with tethering yesterday so in the back of my mind was hoping that had nothing to do with it. Each time I rebooted the phone the internet came back up. Being tired from a long day of BizTalking I figured I’d fix it tomorrow and go to bed.
The phone was reading 3/4 battery but as I usually do I left the phone charging via the USB port on my eeePC. At about 2am I awoke to the sound of new hardware detected dialog boxes. My phone connected and disconnected from my eeePC about four times in short succession. The phone then shut down and refused to boot. Eventually a battery symbol displayed indicating the battery was dead flat. Funny how all this weirdness started happening after the WP7 update I had the other day, I hope its coincidence. I’d only been talking to someone the other day about Samsung users having their phones bricked by the very first WP7 update.
This morning when I got to work instead of using the USB charger I plugged in the power point charger and went for coffee. While I was out the phone obviously got enough charge because it decided to boot itself! On my return to the office I hear my phone screaming out its normal 6am wake up call, it now being past 7:30am. Bargh!