Originally Posted by GrayPenguin
Is it on the screen itself or the actual plastic casing of the pearl?
Nope..its under the plastic case covering.
Originally Posted by LunkHead
If it's not a dead pixel or water damage then that is odd...
That's what I said until...(see next quote).
Originally Posted by sarbin
is this a holster with a magnetic closure flap? i seem to recall a thread about these capable of causing an 'artifact' on the lcd. anyone remember that thread?
Yes, in fact it is a holster with a magnetic closure flap. Very good connection between the two forums that I started, Sarbin...thanks. I searched after your post but couldn't find anything...anyone else have better luck finding the forum? Although it does seem like a very probable reason(I marked where the magnet lands on the side with a pencil and took phone out of the case, and the spot was just above the magnet), I doubt that RIM would make a case that would screw the phones up. I am guessing a lot of people have this case, but I have yet to see anyone having this problem(other than the one you mentioned). Any ideas? BTW, once I do get the new phone, do you guys recommend getting a different case(although I really like this one), since this might have caused the malfunction, I don't want it to happen again.