TUAW reader fraggle tipped us to these instructions
showing how to access Safari on your unactivated 1.1.1 iPhone. By unactivated, I'm talking about the phones that say "Connect to iTunes" and allow only emergency calls. The hack involves using the iPhone contact list to enter and access web site addresses.
This morning, a couple of intrepid iPhone users tested this out for me (thank you xorl and SmileyDude) and confirmed that the hack works. They were able to skip steps 6-8 on their bricked iPhones but you may need to do those steps if your 1.1.1 iPhone is new-in-box.