I was getting within inches of an Android to replace my iPhone but stopped cold when I was told that certain apps that come with it cannot be removed. I made a note of these apps, which include Facebook and Gowalla (this was at AT&T). Went home, looked up their permissions on the Droid marketplace and was alarmed to see what they allow. My question is this: I don't use FB or Gowalla. So despite never having signed into them, can they still read my address book (this is one of the permissions they have). Thanks! EDIT: Okay, so I was searching more on the net and found this story on cnet about my exact same complaints. According to Sprint, the apps are in a special state and cannot do anything unless you interact with them. Is it only me who finds that hard to believe? Grrr, I guess I'm stuck with my iPhone, which I am bored with now and have been for awhile.