Boeing reveals ‘Black’ smartphone which can delete data and render handset useless if fallen into the wrong hands
If you thought Snapchat's self-destructing pictures were cool, wait till you lay your eyes on the new smartphone by Boeing. Yes, you heard it right. The new handset seems like an uber-cool device, from a Bond movie. The tamper-proof handset is aimed at government agencies and contractors, who need to keep communication and data secure.
You are secured: The tamper-proof handset is aimed at government agencies and contractors, who need to keep communication and data secure
Besides encrypting communication, any attempt to open the Boeing Black handset will trigger the phone into data delete mode thus rendering the handset useless. The phone is a product of the communications arm of the Chicago-based aerospace and defence contractor, renowned for its jetliners and fighter planes.
Made in the US, the 5.2-by-2.7-inch (13.2-by-6.9 cm) handset, slightly larger than an iPhone, will run on Android OS. The dual-SIM phone can access multiple cell networks instead of a single network.
“The Boeing Black phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly. Any attempt to break
open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable,” the company release read.
Customisation is also a major selling point for the handset — the back door can be swapped out for add-on modules such as satellite radio, expanded battery packs, solar chargers, precise GPS receivers, secure discrete radio channels, biometric scanners, etc.
>> Is a dual SIM phone
>> Handset will run on Google’s Android OS
>> Phone is equipped with USB, Wi-FI and Bluetooth