Since I can’t find a way to download the apks to the OS, I had to install the apks directly from the internet.
1. From the VMware console with Android OS 3 loaded, press ALT+F1 to go to the command box.
2. Change the current path by typing: cd /system/app
3. From the cmmand line, type wget http://server_path/apkfile.apk to install the apk. (ping the server_path to get the ip address.)
4. Press ALT+F7, to go back to the desktop and voila, enjoys!
Here are some of the free apks servers:
http://www.pcmaniacs.net/g1/files/apps/Android_apps/ (ip: 24.171.288.199)