Verizon must have been in a rush to bring its holiday marketing materials to the masses and skipped the oh-so-important step of proofing each graphic for accuracy. In two recent holiday marketing campaigns, the wireless carrier has made some glaringly obvious and roaring hilarious mistakes with its cell phone mock-ups.
In a recent online holiday marketing campaign, the wireless carrier accidentally replaced the new BlackBerry Curve 3G with the original BlackBerry Curve 8330. A hilarious mistake as the original Curve hit the EOL list a long time ago. Though worthy of a good chuckle, it is surprising that this error was not spotted by someone along the publication chain as even the most casual BlackBerry fan cannot mistake the silver coloring, distinctive keypad, and boxy good looks of the Curve 8330.
Now I suppose if nobody double checked the images, it is possible that one Verizon BlackBerry model could be replaced by another model in a simple Photoshop oversight. It would be a simple case of cut and paste gone slightly awry. The other detected marketing gaffe, though, makes you wonder if the design team was sipping too much spiked egg nog when it created the holiday marketing materials for the DROID X.
In this second marketing mistake, the DROID X is pictured with a version of Google Maps lifted from iOS. Yes, you read it correctly iOS. The image of Google maps is clearly not Android as the iOS icons decorate the bottom bar of the application. With all the images and screenshots available online, you would think the designer would select something from Android, even an older version of Android over a screenshot from iOS. Maybe the design team thought nobody would notice, but such a swap is bound to attract some attention.