In what looked like a clever product pitch on NBC’s Jimmy Fallon, Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky made an appearance on the talk-show to show off the Palm Pre. PhoneDog‘s Noah Kravitz notes that Joshua Topolsky denies that the TV spot was a setup to pitch the Palm Pre, and says that Jimmy Fallon specifically requested to have Topolsky bring the Palm Pre on the show. It looks like a product-placed duck, and it walks like a product-placed duck, does that necessarily mean the Palm Pre’s spot on Jimmy Fallon was a setup?
Product placement or not, the Palm Pre hype is starting to rev-up mainstream media outlets. Palm’s push to make the Palm Pre a new iPhone-killing smartphone for the masses may actually come to fruition if they can keep the marketing machine chugging along as it is. Topolsky did do an admirable job of showing the world the power and usability of the Palm Pre and its WebOS, so we have to give him a hand for that. Maybe we’re just jealous that Palm allowed Topolsky to actually not only put hands on the Palm Pre but demonstrate the upcoming smartphone on national television.