And to finalize the story...
Starting the phone without the sim and the sd allowed me enough time to get into the menu and delete several widgets but it then did restart again. I pulled batt, put sim card and sd card back and it started and stayed on the homescreen without restarting, was only able to use multi-task button & send button to access anything, no menus. Could get into the games but couldn't get into the apps (to use the bluetooth prog to del the other widgets)
Then I found the master reset code from Solstice's site: *2767*3855# and could get to the dialer from the multi task button. And now everything is reset and working again.
A noob fixes her own phone without help
This issue will probably happen again on any one of the other similar phones. Quoting a quote from the impression site: http://www.samsung-impression.org/general-samsung-impression-discussion/ugh-i-think-i-bricked-my-phone-installing-a-stupid-widget/
Unfortunately i've had the same problem with installing widgets, on several handsets! We cannot figure out how it happens, but every now and then a phone just keeps rebooting when you install a widget. EVEN a widget that worked fine before, where (almost) nothing changed...
It's a riddle to us, but be aware!
I just hopes this doesn't happen to consumers downloading a cool new widget from the more widget store.. that will trigger pretty bad word of mouth I guess.
Eternity II users (or anyone without firmware for the phone) before testing or trying anything this will save you extra hassles:
Make sure your phone is set to pc mode, pulling the sd card did not change it. Put a copy of that bluetooth app in yr games folder (unless we can add "apps" shortcut to the multi-task menu, I don't know). IF you can get in yr phone without it restarting, remember the master reset and access the dialer from the multi-task menu. The <red> bootloader access is the vol down + camera & power on (without sim or sd card), just to confirm that it worked.
I can walk anyone else through what I did if they need me to. BTW I have never messed with any internal settings except to update the java db.
Huge post, thx for listening to me vent.