I seem to be having the well-documented dead zone problem with my iPhone 3G that involves a touch screen dead zone on the phone.
The bottom 15-20% of the screen is dead which doesn't allow me to access any of the "favorite" 4 icons at the bottom of my screen (SMS, Email, Safari and Ipod).
I found the Apple Support Document TS1827, but cleaning under my screen protector, restarting, etc. did not work. I tried the calculator and regardless of the orientation of the phone, the dead zone remains dead.
My phone is extremely well protected and I am very careful about taking care of it, so this is a very dismaying problem.
Any suggestions as to what I can do?
Note: I have a Genius Bar appointment for later today, but was hoping someone could help me figure out what is wrong before then.