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Palm Sightings: NUMB3RS, The Colbert Report, Heroes 11

by Derek Kessler Tue, 02 Mar 2010 9:44 am EST

Palm Pre and Treo Pro on NUMB3RS

Today we've got three more Palm sightings to bring you: two Pre, a Pixi, and even a Treo Pro. First up we'll look at NUMB3RS, where Dr. Charlie Eppes is seen sporting a Palm Pre early in the show, only to be talking on a Treo Pro twenty minutes later. So either he's got two cell accounts, or being the mathematical genius that he is, Eppes has figured out how to get two phones on the same Sprint account. Or the NUMB3RS prop department screwed consistency in the way that only geeks like us would notice.

Up next is the Palm device that we spotted on The Colbert Report: the Pixi, which found itself in a segment on taser use. The phone appeared as a graphic representing a Syracuse, New York woman who was pulled over and eventually tased under suspicion of using a cell phone while driving (a ticketable offence in New York). Either the woman had a Pixi on her, which we would consider especially unfair to all the rest of us that won’t be getting it on October 20th, or there’s a Palm fan working in the Colbert Report’s graphics department. And apologies to those reading from their phones - there are no YouTube versions of these clips just yet.

Last up is Heroes, which we got a heads up about last month. The Pre plays a fairly inconspicuous part in the season premiere, serving as the backdrop phone in an ad for the “Dial a Hero” service that Hiro and Ando are starting. Oddly, they have a Sprint Pre as the phone for a service in Tokyo. Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm fairly certain that Sprint does not offer service in Japan. Ah, the perils of product placement.

Have you spotted the Pre, Pixi, or other Palm device on your favorite show? Drop us a note at with the show and a few relevant details like air date, time in the episode, and an online video link if you've got one!

Thanks to justkeptfading, Jccello1, and jematlock for the tips!


very nice, the palm will take the world by force, just wait and see

there's an iphone in that colbert clip, too. i'll take it, nontheless.

There was one on "The Good Wife" episode that aired last week. Don't have a clip.


I caught it on Numb3rs. Charlie grabbed the phone to take a picture, and as soon as he slid it up, even my wife noticed, "Hey, isn't that..."

i live in the syracuse area and im sad to say that there has been no pixi sitings...yet

I noticed that when they showed it on The Good Wife the guy just talked into it to do an internet search...don't recall the Pre having that capability. Am I just missing out on a cool feature that everybody else uses? Or is Hollywood just making the Pre look even cooler than it already is?

I love hearing about Palm products in TV and movies.

The really good looking blonde cop in Police Women of Broward County (reality on TLC) uses a Palm Centro (looks like the blue Verizon one).

thank you!

As I was watching Two and a half men on Hulu last night, the first episode of the season, Alan threatens to call Charlie's girlfriend on a ...Palm Pre!

there was a pre used by one of the contestants on "So you think you can dance" tonight, he called his brother (one of the top 4 contestants last season).