I have this phone as well. I have rooted it and removed various Verizon apps, Bing, and such. I have run into a problem though. My texts are not received about 25% of the time. It isn't carrier or phone specific as I can tell. I tried to hard reset, but the Verizon stuff isn't there. I thought I backed up properly with Titanium, but I only ended up with the data. I tried reinstalling the apps from the Market, but no luck. If anyone has any thoughts or ways to get back to stock I'd appreciate it.
I'd really love for some of the phone experts here to pick up on this phone. i think the phone has a lot of potential. I just picked it up on Black Friday for 99 afer rebate and with a free $99 jawbone. Hard to pass up with that. I really like it but I'm interested in maxing it out, to its full potential. Im interested in putting a home replacement app on it, and even thinking about rooting it, but the ticker function makes me wary. I don't want to end up like the poster above with issues with messaging. I'm interested in getting Bing off it and removing some of the pre-installed apps. Any help would really be appreciated.
I think I have resolved my outgoing texting problem. I actually feel a little silly, but it was the way Google was inputting my contacts with a +1 before the other ten digits. Now back to customizing. It is still a little worrisome how little activity there is on all forums relating to this phone.