Verizon bloatware is at an all-time high on the Samsung Stratosphere, with no fewer than 20 such apps gobbling up space on the handset's 4GB of internal storage – and no, you can't delete them, sorry.
Football fans will appreciate the included NFL Mobile, while Big Red also includes V CAST Media, which has now been replaced by Backup Assistant Plus for accessing pictures, videos, music and documents on your desktop from devices like the Stratosphere.
Verizon also crams a number of other apps onto the device including Amazon Kindle, Blockbuster (which includes $5 free credit upon signing up), My Verizon Mobile (for account management), Quickoffice and Slacker Radio.
A couple of games are also thrown into the mix from Gameloft: Let's Golf 2 and Need for Speed: Shift, but as usual, both are playable demos that require purchasing the full version to truly enjoy. Last but not least is City ID, a $1.99 per month service for displaying the city and state of incoming phone calls.
On the navigation front, Verizon has included the $4.99 per month VZ Navigator (free 30-day trial included, also available for $2.99 per day as needed) along with the free Google Navigation, which is one of our favorites.