Here is my list of removed apps on my phone running Android 2.3.3. I can't say if anyone else has tried all of them. (*) If you want to be more cautious than I, do not remove the ones wth and asterisk before the name. Some need a replacement app before you can remove, as noted. Some are ones I removed, and I cannot find a problems removal caused. The rest are only needed if you want them. The system could not care less if you remove them. You DO need to have your GMail account set up on the phone if you want to use any Google service: Googles backup, sync, Market, etc. 411 Search 1.0.9 (cannot figure out what it does, but no problems removing) Adventure Training (Part of GzGear) Apps 1.03.97 (Verizon app package of some sort, I don't use Verizon apps) Backup Assistant (Verizon backup, redundant to Googles backup) Bing (Search engine, loaded Google instead) Books (I refuse to read a book on this little screen) Calendar (I use Touchdown for Exchange support, my Cal/mail/tasks work via that program) Calendar Storage (Only needed if you keep calendar) Car mode 1.0 (Don't have a car dock, the dock mode looks worthless) Car Mode 1.0 (make that "double" worthless) City ID (It's a pay service, tells you where a call is originating from) Clock Widget 2.3.3 (the clock on the notification bar works for me) Cloud 1.0 (screensaver or wallpaper) com.nec.android.ncmc.gzgear.shortcut 1.1.0 (GzGear) *com.nec.android.ncmc.hiddenmenu.program 1.0 (?) *com.nec.android.ncmc.NcmcNVForEri 1.0 (?) Added 9-17-2011 *com.nec.android.ncmc.permission.accesstodevstapi 2.2.1 (?) Compass 1.1.1 (I prefer to use an app called GPS-Status) Deep Sea (screensaver/wallpaper) *DRM Protected Content Storage 2.3.3 (Digital rights management) Earth Compass 1.1.0 (See Compass, above) Email (installed K9 Email from Market) GzGear 1.0 (No need for any of it) Gmail (added my GMail account to normal email app, don't need 2 email apps) Google Calendar Sycn 2.3.4 (only needed if you use Calendar) Growing Tree 1.0 (screensaver or wallpaper) Guided tours (I think I can figure out how to use a phone) *Home 2.3.3 (running Zeam, a nice minimal launcher app) Do not delete without a replacement running! Honeycomb pattern (screensaver or wallpaper) *InnopathAvtiveCare (you will not get updates without this) Live Wallpaper Picker 2.3.3 (no explanation req'd) Memo 2.3.3 (dumb little voice-memo tool) Mirage 1.0 (screensaver or wallpaper) Mobile IM 126.96.36.199 (I think this is Verizons own IM program, how many do we need?) Moonrise Moonset (I am not nocturnal, fangs are minimal) My Verizon Mobile (Never worked right, supposed to be app that gives you acct/useage info) NFL Mobile (wtf do I want football info for?) Pedometer (I don't need a phone to tall me how far I have walked) *PVWMDRMProxy 1.0 (?) *PVWmdrmService 1.0 (more drm) Rainy Day Popup (tells you to bring an umbrella if reports predict rain......to protect phone? LOL) *Setup wizard 1.0 (help you set up accounts, not really needed) *Setup wizard 1.3 (not sure why there are two) Shockwave 1.0 (screensaver/wallpaper) Shootingstar 1.0 (screensaver/wallpaper) Skype Mobile (internet video calling) Slacker (an internet radio-like app) Social Beat (I don't know but I thought that was normally a solo activity) Sound Recorder 2.3.3 (no need) Star Gazer (GzGear, crappy star-finder app, I thought Google-Sky was better, have neither loaded) Sun / Moon (GzGear, Sun/moon set app) Sunrise/sunset (GzGear, sun rise/set app) Sync Service (Verizon sysnc service, when I do sync, prefer to just use the Google stuff) Thermometer (GzGear crap, Why?, phones thermometers are not very accurate) Tides 1.1.0 (GzGear, Yes, there are two different apps) Tides 1.1.2 Trip Memory (GzGear crap) VCast Media manager VCast Music VCast Tones VCast Videos Virtual Trek 1.1.1 (GzGear to let you run/trek against an opponent, I guess) Voice Control VSuite (voice command program, not impressed) VoiceMemo 1.0 (voice memo app) Voicemail 1.0 (I didnt want to pay for VVM, and this app just slows you down if you want to use regular VM) VPN Client (I don't use Virtual Private Networking) VPN services (I don't use VPN) VZ Navigator (I prefer Google Maps) VZW Package Installer 1.0 (I assume this is for getting apps from Verizon store) VZW SMS Filter Service 1.1.2 (No idea) Walking counter 1.0 (GzGear, Another pedometer?) Waterproof 1.0 (wallpaper/screensaver) Weather 1.0 (standalone weather widget, not part of the news/weather widget) You can also delete XT9 keyboard, IF you load another keyboard app. I have not yet found one I like. I count 73 apps that can be removed safely, so far. "No, this phone doesn't have any bloatware!?!"