Video walk-throughs I've seen show this phone to have a lot of bloatware preinstalled, which is typical of VZW (and probably most other carriers') phones. I haven't seen any murmur or rumbling to indicate if/when root may be available for this device, but is there any way to permanently disable apps in ICS (presuming they can't be uninstalled without root)? I hate all the junk that comes preinstalled, but I hate even more constantly getting prompted to update them, or ones that run in the background, when I never use them in the first place. If not - I'll wait and see if root is achieved here before I consider this device. Otherwise I would have bought it already!