The last television series to show a modern day version of Sherlock Holmes was actually a medical drama. House M.D.
creator David Shore admitted that the detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was the inspiration behind the crabby Doctor that fascinated television viewers in the U.S. for 8 seasons. Instead of being hooked on cocaine like Holmes was, House had an addiction to Vicodin. Watson was replaced by Dr. Wilson, and both characters shared the same street address and had a fondness for solving puzzles.
What does this have to do with any type of mobile device? Glad you asked. Now that House is no longer in production, CBS has taken Sherlock Holmes and has put him in the 21st Century. And that means that unlike the original Holmes, there are good guys and bad guys and innocent victims using cellphones. Making a cameo appearance on the premiere episode
of the new show, which is entitled Elementry
, was none other than the Nokia Lumia 800
This was not one of those quick pans that have you wondering what phone is being used. No, this was a good 7 to 10 second look at the phone and Windows Phone 7.5 with a couple of swipes through the photo gallery. The phone did have to share some air time with an Apple iPhone 4
, but it was a nice product placement
You can check it out for yourself at sourcelink and the action starts at about the 8 minute mark. Obviously the Apple iPhone is used quite often on television (besides Elementry,
check out the first 5-10 minutes of NBC's Revolution
premiere), so we find it interesting when a different model is used.