After waiting impatiently for Steve Jobs to confirm my suspicions that no hardware upgrades for the iPhone would be immediately forthcoming, I rushed out to snag one yesterday after work. I ported my number from Verizon, activated the phone via iTunes, and then watched helplessly as my brand new iPhone got its shapely self frozen when trying to open the Settings screen. I turn it off and turn it back on. This time, my iPhone chose to become frozen while "Searching..." for service. I reset my iPhone. Same thing. Thinking that maybe it wasn't having any luck connecting to my apartment's wireless but giving it an overenthusiastic effort, I killed the wireless signal and reset it again. Eureka! So I go to Settings to make sure that it does not automatically search out Wi-Fi in the future and....it freezes again. After another reset, it's back to its old habits of freezing while searching, even though the Wi-Fi is still off. So I attempt a software restore/update...after downloading the update, I receive an ambiguous error message that my iPhone cannot be restored. WTF? I've owned the damn thing for maybe 45 minutes at this point. Do I take it back? Or is there some way out of this mess that I'm missing?