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NBC's Parks and Rec filled with Microsoft phones and tablets

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NBC's Parks and Rec filled with Microsoft phones and tablets
Microsoft and Nokia are not shy in getting product placements for Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia handsets. We have seen these devices appear on music videos for Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and others. We also have seen various Nokia smartphones make appearances on television shows like Arrow and House of Lies. The latter in particular was a brilliant move because it showed the phone in the workplace instead of, say, a BlackBerry. Canyons, a feature film starring Lindsey Lohan, showed off the Nokia Lumia 925.

Now, the cast of NBC's Parks and Rec have been seen on the show using the Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Nokia Lumia 925. Why, there even was a Microsoft Surface table thrown into the same episode. Because of these product placements, we wonder if television and movie scribes ever stop and think which smartphone a certain character would use. For example, Breaking Bad's Walter White, even with $11 million in a barrel, continued to use a non-descript flip phone like he did throughout the series ("Goodbye Lydia"). Somehow, that seems perfectly suited for the science teacher turned meth cook.

Check out the slideshow below for some pictures showing how the Nokia handsets and the Microsoft slate appeared during their Parks and Rec stint.

source: WMPoweruser

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posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:31

2. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

same with shows on cbc and ctv and all that, windows is a media partner

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:56

5. fistigons (Posts: 353; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

It also made several appearances on The Dome.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:00

7. tech2 (Posts: 3487; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)

Thanks, Alan ! I hadn't seen the last episode of Breaking Bad your 'Goodboye, Lydia' suggests she dies in the end............way to ruin my finale -.-

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:07

9. yadu004 (Posts: 72; Member since: 26 Apr 2013)

The Breaking Bad reference was to show that Phone Arena guys are missing the TV show.
As a matter of fact, I do too.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 15:21

10. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

My issue was they kept talking about Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, etc. and NONE of these are on Windows Phone!

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 21:54 4

20. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Yes they are. Third party (but with official sanction), but they're there. The app argument is dead.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 16:24 2

11. GrapeEyes (Posts: 248; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)

Nokia and Microsoft will rule the mobile world.

You can't stop it, the platform will get better and better. While the platform for Android and Apple will become outdated and boring!!

In 10 years time, we will treat Apple & Android phones like we treat music cassettes, exactly!!


posted on 05 Oct 2013, 20:52 2

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

There ain't nothing wrong with a little product placement. The 1020, and Surface, need to be in the hands of more people because these are great products..

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 05:44

22. evil.sidv (unregistered)

I love Parks and Rec and I will definitely check on these eps. April holding a Lumia!

posted on 07 Oct 2013, 12:03

30. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

And New Girl has iPhones; and The Newsroom also has iPhones and Macs.

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