November 11, 2006
A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe, Palm Treo
The Palm Treo played a huge role as the ultimate smartphone in Ridley Scott's romantic comedy "A Good Year". The phone can be seen in almost every scene as Russell Crowe's character, a London bond trader, depended his livlihood on his phone. According to an article reported by MSNBC:
"Every once in a while, there's a prop that helps define a character, and the Treo is his key tie to the world, his lifeline, as he decides whether he's going to commit to his new life or go back to his old one," said Fred Baron, the executive vice president of feature productions at News Corp.'s Twentieth Century Fox.
Judging by the screen shot, the phone must be a Treo 650, as it is the only Treo with an external antenna in Palm's UK lineup.
Update: In a press release produced by Palm, Inc., I learned that the Treo has had a busy year appearing on the small screen. Some of the TV shows where a Treo can be spotted are: "Studio 60," "Law & Order: SVU," "How I Met Your Mother," "CSI: NY," "ER," "CSI: Miami," "The Nine," "Ugly Betty," and "Boston Legal.