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Verizon DROID X ad mistakenly features iPhone screen

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Verizon DROID X ad mistakenly features iPhone screen
iPhone owners got a laugh at Motorola's expense, this morning. In the course of creating their holiday sale images, Verizon apparently rushed through their Photoshop work, leaving an iPhone's Google Maps screen on a Motorola DROID X.

Granted, the ad was about Google Maps, but that's still a serious mistake. For one thing, why does Verizon have iPhone images in their system anyway? Odds are that it was a result of the marketing department, or even a third party contractor, just searching for "Google Maps," and then copying the first image they found.

The ad has since been changed to an appropriate Android screen, but we imagine someone's still in the hot seat. The recent marketing battle between Apple and Motorola over Flash capability and Antennagate make this mistake all the more significant. Maybe this means Verizon is stocking up on iPhone images for their own launch?

source: Verizon via Engadget
Verizon DROID X ad mistakenly features iPhone screen

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posted on 01 Dec 2010, 00:51

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

So boss

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 09:00 1

2. Taylor (unregistered)

Iphone baby

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 09:05 1

3. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

OMG people, the iphone is not coming out!

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 09:28 1

5. Allday28 (Posts: 283; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)

The Iphone is coming to verizon!

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 14:22

7. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)

Let them have it. Its a piece.

i wouldnt even want to sell those pieces of junk. Its behind the tech curve, new UGLIER design, antenna problems, no interchangeable battery, no flash, face talk is only on wi-fi, and the screen cracks easy than ever! Oh... I almost forgot, its not open source and they control everything you see and do.

This is why, when you go into a store, the reps try to sell you a captivate instead of an iphone.

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 09:12 1

4. WD40 (Posts: 18; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)

What could be sweeter than being able to run iphone software on a Droid? It would be a bigger achievement for society than the abolition of slavery.

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 12:43 1

6. ihateapple (unregistered)

It's already been done...

posted on 01 Dec 2010, 17:48

8. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

I guarantee the verizon iphone will not be sold till at least may 2011

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 07:54

9. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)

wahahaha very publicity hahaha

posted on 04 Dec 2010, 00:10

10. TR_Train (unregistered)

unless you're a geek with both the I-phone and the Driod X..... who really can tell the difference or is paying attention that hard to realize that there is a difference?

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