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Windows Phone and Surface both guest star in Hawaii Five-O episode


Nokia Lumia in Hawaii Five-0

Hawaii Five-O, a TV show currently on CBS here in the states that is a "re-imaging" of the popular series by the same name. I had no clue people watched the newest incarnation, but I've been informed it's quite popular. Anyways, the Nokia Lumia 900/920 and Surface RT both make an appearance in the latest episode.

There are two scenes in which we get the Windows Phone, one it's clearly a 900 based off the old Windows key. However, a later scene make's it look to be the 920 (to me at least) based on the thickness of the device. What do you guys think, Lumia 900 or Lumia 920 in the image above?

Also, we get a glimpse of the Microsoft Surface with a bright blue Type Cover in a scene. Oddly, the cop uses it on the hood of her car to look up information on a car based off its' license plate. Which is odd as the Surface only has Wi-Fi. Check it out below.

Surface in Hawaii Five-O

Earlier last week we reported on the marketing plan Microsoft has for Windows Phone 8. While this isn't directly tied into the campaign, its' nice to see products we use on a daily basis get slipped into a popular TV show. If you're curious on where to catch action. Look for Surface at the 9:00, the Lumia 900 at about 12:30 mark, and the final Lumia 900/920 shot at 26:16. If you're into solving puzzles, help me figure out if that's a 920 or not. Catch the episode on CBS here.

Thanks for the tip Seymour L.!



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albertph says:

Maybe there's a wifi hotspot nearby! Hehe

norville2 says:

Have you never heard of Internet Sharing?.

phazer89 says:

Looks like the chrome strip of the 900.

baileystein says:

Thats the 900.

Milk21 says:

They've been using windows phones for some time on the show, so not surprising its a 900

pr0phecy says:

That's correct, they show alot of Windows Phone love in that show! Like the show too!

Yeah, it seems as though CBS has a deal with Microsoft to showcase their things on many of their shows. Including some of their Showtime series' as well. Love seeing the Windows logo on shows after the over saturation of apple logos in movies & media.

Cellus13 says:

I hate that stupid apple logo...

procen says:

NCIS Los Angeles also using Nokia Lumia.

djg71087 says:

A fairly new show called Nashville also showed what seemed like a white and pink Lumia 900.

bellyer says:

Another U.S. show that has featured a Nokia Lumia 900 (mixed in with a ton of Apple products, oddly enough) is NBC's "The New Normal."  The Assistant to one of the main male characters uses a white Lumia 900.

Cellus13 says:

I watch that and I have seen it also! I was shocked though but you can barely tell its a Lumia and its annoying. The Lumia 900 is the normal.

I watch Hart Of Dixie and in recent episodes, all the main characters are using Nokia Lumia 900. Even I sent a link to a screenshot showing one of the characters using one for the twitter of Daniel.

mharr says:

C'mon, good MS users would know to use wireless tethering on the Lumia 920 to provide WiFi access for the Surface!

iampoz says:

Ha same thought

iampoz says:

Im just assuming she had it tethered to her Lumia 900/920 in her pocket. I might start watching this show again :)

mharr says:

Also, I do think that is Lumia 900 in the image.  I base it on the little lip the flat glass on the 900 has on the corners, that appears to be that in the top left (as the user is looking at the phone) corner in the image.

TonyDedrick says:

Saw one in last week's episode of The Vampire Diaries. A Lumia 900. I know they've used Windows Phone on the show a few seasons ago. Lately, its looked as if Androids were primarily promoted on the show. GS3's in particular. So it caught me by surprise

DrSaiko says:

Yeah, I noticed that black Lumia too, also she had the cyan in the previous episode.

Russell11 says:

Yes they've always used windows phone I've noticed them quite a bit.

bull2760 says:

I hate to admit to this but I was watching gossip girl with my wife last night and don't know the character names but one actor was using a HTC 8x in a scene of the show, the blue one.

aln12483 says:

I dig the chicks in Goosip Girl, but you wont find me watching that show by myself....

jfivieght says:

One of my favorite shows, they just need John (main character) to get rid of that iPhone he keeps using; its probably a 900, they usually don't show off the latest phones in this series; I've seen Danny, Chin and Kono (the main guy's team) use the HD7 often

jfivieght says:

Oops, meant Steve not John obviously

beej says:

Funny, everyone's wondering about the tethering. My first thought when I watched it was, "Why is this not password protected?? It's a police computer!" :)

I do love seeing WP used in public and on TV.

AriesDog says:

I want Windows stuff to show up on Doctor Who.

AriesDog says:

I don't know if it was Windows 8 or a Surface but one was in the Anne Hathaway episode of Saturday Night Live.

_Haitian says:

BS WPCentral. I leaked that to you more than a week ago.

barry.weston says:

Not really a leak as it was on a cable tv show, but ya it happens

hethler says:

On a side note, from where are you Sam? (Editor)

I had no clue people watched the newest incarnation

The show is actually on-the-air for 3 years now.

rijald87 says:

They used wp from the first season

11B1P says:

yep, there was a thread started about it then. The thread is what got me started watching it from episode 1. And like previously stated, this was not the first episode to show the Surface.

rijald87 says:

Same here ;)

ceedog99 says:

Agreed with earlier commenters, they've been using Windows Phones since WP7 debuted, even going as far as overtly telling a character to Bing something during a couple of the early episodes.  I get a kick out off the non subtle product placement :) on the show.  Pretty sure they have been using the original Surface table as their main system at headquarters since 2nd episode too.


I wish Nokia had signed American Music Awards, Samsung did a good job with all the presenters looking at the phone to announce the winners. Nokia would have looked better especially if they had all the colors and each presenter had a different color rotating. Damn, I should be their marketing guy!

Take the photo, edit the colors and you see the flat-back outline. It is a L900.

I don't think it was ever covered but there was a significant cameo of the Titan in the 'We Are Young' video featuring Janelle Monae.