For the life of my I cannot figure out why they accepted arrangements with Amazon, Verizon, Skype to have their apps simply drain the life out of our batteries. Not giving the users the capabilities to delete applications on phones that we purchased is blackmailing us so we purchase the extended battery. Is anoyone else as frustrated by this as I am? Yeah yeah I can root the phone and do so and so - but hey, I paid good money for this phone and I want the manufacturer - Motorola - to respond to consumer outbursts by coming up with a solution. All in favor say Yes and I'll keep on running tab of how many of us demand action by Motorola.