James Murdoch Wanted a White iPhone for His ‘Secret’ Cell

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MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 25:  James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corporation, Europe and Asia, looks on during the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference at HVB Forum on January 25, 2011 in Munich, Germany. DLD brings together global leaders and creators from the digital world.  (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)
Photo: Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

British authorities investigating phone hacking at News Corp. have just found out that ex–News International chairman James Murdoch and three other execs have kept "secret" second cell phones for about three years. Rupert's boy, in particular, is said to have specifically requested a "white iPhone" to go along with his company BlackBerry. The standard black seems more subtle, but there is no accounting for taste, even in potentially shady dealings.