I started the thread and promptly left the planet.
Now back, I tried resetting the phone like you suggested xsdbs and it worked 5 out of 6 quick tries. I'll have to live with it for a while to know if it really helped.
I'm curious on the mid-year vs early builds. I went to look for the uconnect module as you suggested, but couldn't find anything that would meet that description. Is there some other definitive way to determine which one I've got (as mine is a 2010 also). I'm also curious why the early version can not be updated with new software where as the mid-year can.
Excoastie, you sound just like my kids. You know you're well past the knee of the exponential technology growth curve when "dinosaur" can refer to something two years old. I'll bet if I go buy a new phone today it'll be ready for the trash can by next March!