What do you guys think?
Essential Android Apps - - Gizmodo
I think a lot of those "essentials" are really "nice to have" apps. It's a nice list though and brought a couple of apps to my attention that I'd like to check out further. Thanks the link.
Contact Owner - Why isn't this part of the OS?
Mobile Defense - Excited to see them making headway with CDMA
Google Voice - Free visual voicemail among many other great things.
Astro - No idea why a file manager wasn't part of the OEM phone.
I'm hoping that Android will be similar in evolution to firefox, where apps or extensions that become very popular are eventually just built into the program itself.