February 13, 2009

PreSpotting: Knight Rider

Filed under: PreSpotting — mikecane @ 9:24 am

THIRD UPDATE: Palm itself says it is not a Pre. Scroll to bottom!

This post will be updated, so come back for more.

palmwebosblog ReTweeted a Palm Pre sighted on Knight Rider last night.

I’ve got a quick screensnap up on Flickr.

I’ll be going through the episode now and getting more.

If you want to see the episode for yourself: Hulu link.

Update follows:

As it turns out, the best pic was the first one I threw on Flickr. Still, more:


Apparently the first use of a Palm Pre on screen was in Knight Rider. And it was all rather low-key too!

krs01e15pre002Not a Palm Pre!

krs01e15pre003Reverse-angle of not a Palm Pre!

Right, here comes the Palm Pre!

krs01e15pre004Knight slides it open with his thumb!



krs01e15pre007The big picture that confirms

A shame nothing else of it was shown. I wonder if it was simply a dummy shell?

Second update!

I didn’t check Comments until after doing this update.

First, JayCanuck points out a YouTube clip. Go to about 5:00 in:

Second, TreoKing links to waaaay better pictures than mine. Apparently he has a muscular PC that can do HD video (mine can’t!), so these snaps are clearer: One, Two, Three, Four.

Thanks for the additional material that adds to the Pre excitement!

Third Update:


Those tinyurl links are to the four better-resolution screensnaps TreoKing left in the Comments.

Palm replied:


Trust me, Palm itself would know!

Ah, so no Palm Pre.



  1. Hulu doesn’t work for me as I’m Canadian. I recommend See the 5:00 time mark

    Comment by JayCanuck — February 13, 2009 @ 9:28 am | Reply

  2. Per Palm on Twitter:
    “They’re impostors. But your question makes me wonder what the correct plural of “Pre” is — Pres? Prei? We’ll get back to you.”

    Original question: “@palm_inc Are these Palm Pre?

    Comment by TreoKing — February 13, 2009 @ 11:36 am | Reply

  3. @TreoKing Yep, JayCanuck tweeted me before I saw your Comment. You can see the third — and sad — Update!

    Comment by mikecane — February 13, 2009 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  4. […] Knight Rider S01 E15 With FAKE Palm Pre What everyone thought was a Pre turned out to be an impostor! […]

    Pingback by Knight Rider S01 E15 With FAKE Palm Pre « Mike Cane’s No Flickr Blog — March 26, 2009 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

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