Verizon brands the Galaxy Note II home button with logo

October 24, 2012
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We have some excellent yet terrible news this afternoon regarding the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II. For one, it's indeed coming soon, possibly with pre-orders starting tonight according to rumors. Then the bad news. The Verizon Galaxy Note II will be plastered with Verizon and 4G LTE logos. Verizon's logo will be on back as usual, then front and center right on the dedicated home button.

Remember the Galaxy Note II Verizon pictures that leaked back in September with carrier branding on the home button? Well apparently that wasn't fake or just a prototype because today Samsung themselves have posted a full Verizon device gallery clearly showing that logo smack-dab front and center right on the home button. Eww!

Just like putting brand logos and sponsorships on NBA jerseys, I'm totally against this entire idea. It's bad enough that carriers like to brand devices in some way or another, but to plaster massive Verizon and 4G LTE logo's on back is one thing. Putting a Verizon logo right on the front and ONLY button is another. I'm certainly not a fan if you haven't noticed. It just isn't necessary, and other carriers didn't think so either.

Don't be too alarmed though, this is still an amazingly awesome smartphone and you'll want to check out our T-Mobile Galaxy Note II Review. We've had the pleasure of using it lately and certainly give the device high praises. T-Mobile's version is available starting today, AT&T's goes up for pre-order tomorrow for an early November deliver, and we've yet to hear anything from Verizon. Hopefully they'll decide against putting their logo on the only physical button on the front of the device. We don't need to be reminded who our carrier is every 30 seconds.

Thoughts?

[via Droid-Life]


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  • Laurel

    dumb

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      agreed

  • http://twitter.com/OberOberDesign OberOber Design

    Horrible logo placement that even appears arrogant by verizon.

  • JR69

    Wow, talk about arrogant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Artie.Cristy.Santiago Cristy Artie Santiago

    Idc where it is be grateful they actually want to carry the note 2

    • JR69

      Grateful? hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/Julio740 Julio Rosales

    Who cares!!! as long as they bring it now!!!

  • al

    Nothing a Q-tip, some nail polish remover and some rubbing won’t take care off.

  • JPH24

    Fugly!! Verizon never disappoints. Since I don’t like paying full price to keep my unlimited plan, I think it’s a good time to leave Big Red. Shit is getting ridiculous

  • http://www.facebook.com/dario.impini Dario Impini

    Why is this such a big deal to everyone? Who gives a F?

    Doesn’t Dodge put a big disgusting logo right on the front of every car they ship? Doesn’t Nike put their famous hook on every shoe and piece of wardrobe they sell?

    What are you people exactly complaining about?

    • Bear

      You’re talking about the company that makes the vehicle. They brand the car at front and rear-end. But you’re forgetting one thing and that’s the dealership. Just imagined ” Bob’s Dodge Dealership” is branded on the rear end AND on the hood of the car. You wouldn’t mind it if it’s on the rear-end but on the hood? Come on.

  • Sunny

    I’m gonna get the flip cover anyway, so… its just cosmetic, big deal. That’s like not being friends with someone simply because they have a freckle on their nose! :P~

  • Richard Yarrell

    Sadly Verizon are a bunch of bumbling fools. Pretty much a sad conclusion for all Verizon customers. Why does Verizon feel the need to be different from every other carrier??. Clearly they have some kind of inferiority complex as an organization. Glad I kicked Verizon to the curb June for Tmobile.

    • squiddy20

      According to just the comments on this page alone (excluding you), 5 out of 11 people will be getting this phone from Verizon, branding and all. Sad that you are making such a big deal about something that is so minuscule in the grand scheme of life. It’s a f*cking phone for christ’s sake. Do you really have nothing better to do than whine and complain like a b*tchy 8 year old, about a phone you won’t even be getting? How mature of you.

  • http://twitter.com/Onyxide Eddie Rosado

    Is it even possible to even replace that button? I have the S III, so I’m just asking.

  • Cellphone Fiend

    I have a Verizon GS3. I was going to full price upgrade to the Note2 but that simple logo on the home button was just bad enough for me to decide to stick with the GS3. So in a way, I’m glad I dislike the home button because now I don’t have to spend $699.