As great of a network as Verizon maintains I think we can all agree that they make some pretty questionable decisions in other areas. A while back, Verizon’s version of the Galaxy Note 2 leaked in a blurry cam photo, and in that photo we could all see a Verizon logo plastered onto the home button sticking out like a sore thumb.
We’d hoped and prayed that the vomit-inducing monstrosity we were looking at was just a prototype, but nope — Verizon will definitely be putting its logo on the Note 2’s home button according to the press shots Samsung has released.
Don’t get me wrong: I love Verizon’s logo and think it’s one of the best in cellular. But when you start putting it on places like the home button then things just become silly. What possible reason is there for needing it on one of the most important buttons the device has? The logo is already blown up on the back of the device, and most of us can live with that just fine.
But why, Verizon? Why must you shoehorn the logo onto the device as if we’re going to forget which network we’re using it on? It, quite simply, looks tacky, out of place, and just downright wrong.
I rarely gripe and moan about minor cosmetics, but this is one thing that I will detest until the cows come home. Let’s just hope they used a material and process that makes it easy to remove for the sake of all that is alive. If not, perhaps some decal love will be in order here.
Perhaps I’m overreacting — after all, it doesn’t do anything to hurt the device’s functionality — but this move is so silly that it makes me a bit mad Verizon thought to do it in the first place. Let’s just thank the gods that they didn’t do anything to the S Pen (that we can see from the press shots, anyway). Are any of you feeling the same way?