Marissa Mayer knows her taste matters; that's why the Google VP walks the office in Armani and Oscar de la Renta. So when she showed off her cell phone in France, it should have been one of Google's. Whoops.
Instead, it was an Apple iPhone that the couture coder, fresh off her latest fashion-mag spread, showed to TechCrunch's Robin Wauters backstage at LeWeb:
Wauters: By the way, thank you for showing me your Google Phone backstage.
Mayer: (laughs) I didn't, that was my iPhone. And you know I can't comment on speculation.
Google's most stylish executive (by a mile) using the iPhone when she could lug a Droid, running Google's Android OS, or the mythic G-Phone, expected to be branded by Google directly? That's comment enough right there.
(Pic: An earlier incident of iPhone brandishing: Mayer shows off her Jesus-phone in 2007, when the device was brand new and Google had yet to release its Android phone OS. By Tamar Weinberg.)