How can I remove apps, such as Skype Mobile from my DX?
They came with the phone, they eat battery, I believe, and I do NOT use them.
Android manages memory much different that any other OS.
Take a read here for a detailed explanation.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Only the Skilled Survive
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1. Never be unarmed.
2. See Rule #1
USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Backnblack is correct, but if you want to remove stock apps you will need to be rooted. It is suggested that you not delete them but rather freeze them with something like Titanium Backup. That is for 2 reasons: 1) if it makes your phone unstable you can put it back (some stock apps are needed even if you think they are not) and 2) upgrades will not install unless all stock apps are present (you can unfreeze them before installing an upgrade).
I only brought it up because when we got our DX's Verizon made a big deal about putting Advanced Task Killer on the phone so we could easily turn off the apps we weren't using. We kill em off and within minutes the list is populated again. Most of the Apps we do not use.
From your answers I guess Verizon went out of their way for nothing.