Hihi! I am also a Droid Newbie on this forum. heres a few apps ive seen a lot of my firends use and that I have found awesome!
Advanced Task Killer
Dolphin Browser (tabbed browser)
Gmail (of course)
Pandora (internet radio)
Tango (video calls)
DroidForums (yay droid forums app!)
yes it is possible but I myself have not rooted yet. From what I understand there is no backup plan if you brick the phone HOWEVER there is one on the way rumored to be out in the next week. when I tried using z4 it didnt work for me. i think it led to the soft bricking on my phone. as much as i would like to reap the benefits of being rooted, id wait til the sfb is released
I suggest playing with it stock. Not saying no to root. but if you do root keep it vanilla for awhile to make sure your device has no defects and so you can determine what you need to customize your device to better suit you.
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