Boeing unveils Black smartphone that self-destructs

Boeing has unveiled an Android-based secure smartphone for defense and security customers that, in shades of “007” will effectively self-destruct if anybody tries to tamper with it.

Attempts to open the casing will result in the deletion of all data and will make the device inoperable.

Boeing’s tamper-proof phone is aimed at government agencies and contractors who need to keep communication and data secure, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

The 5.2-by-2.7-inch handset uses dual SIM cards to enable it to access multiple cell networks instead of a single network like a normal cellphone.

Key Features:
Androidâ„¢ Operating System: Convenient smartphone for Android usage
Disk Encryption: Encrypted storage for sensitive data
Hardware Root of Trust: Ensures software authenticity
Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data
Embedded Secure Components: Enables trusted operations
Trusted Platform Modules: Provides secure key storage
Secure Boot: Maintains device image integrity
Hardware Modularity: Endless modularity capabilities

The company has been developing the phone for 36 months, said Boeing spokeswoman Rebecca Yeamans.

“We saw a need for our customers in a certain market space” that Boeing could meet with its technology expertise, she said.

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