Boeing making ultra-safe smartphone

February 27, 2014
US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed a smartphone geared mainly toward people working in defense and homeland security, the company said on its website

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has developed a smartphone geared mainly toward people working in defense and homeland security, the company said on its website.

Boeing filed papers this week with the Federal Communications Commission describing the phone, which is called Boeing Black, uses Google's Android system and is made in the US.

"The U.S. defense and security communities demand trusted access to data to accomplish their missions," the web site says.

"The Boeing Black smartphone was designed with security and modularity in mind to ensure our customers can use the same across a range of missions and configurations," it adds without specifying if the phone is already on sale.

The phone will be earmarked mainly toward government defense and homeland defense agencies and their sub-contractors, Boeing said in papers filed with the FCC.

"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 filing documents read.

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alfie_null
5 / 5 (1) Feb 27, 2014
Phone is made in the U.S. That assessment also cover the origin of the ASICs, CPUs, and memory that go into it?

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