Originally Posted by JSanders
hiding your icon does just that--hides the icon. That is the question you asked. If you want it removed, go to options and applications, and delete those you don't want.
JSanders is correct. However, if the programs are provided by your cell phone company (like t-mobile?), they may (will?) come back sooner or later.
Go ahead and try deleting them, but now you know why they come back, and how to hide them!