John, I'm not certain there is a registry per se. I do know that if you delete those icons through the method I've given above, they will come back if you send out a service book. So for them to be permanently deleted... I still don't know. I also bought a furbished 8330 as mentioned earlier and on it came IQC, YAHOO MSGR, AIM, GOOGLE TALK, YAHOO SEARCH and some other junk apps. And that's how I dealt with them.