This phone will self destruct in five seconds2014-12-22 09:54 by Daniela
Tags: Blackberry, phone, Boeing
BlackBerry has announced that it had teamed up with plane manufacturer Boeing on an Android-based smartphone that will self-destruct when tampered with.
"We're pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilising our BES 12 platform," said BlackBerry chief executive John Chen in a conference call. "That, by the way, is all they allow me to say."
According to a filing to the FCC, the phone's features include dual SIMs, an HDMI and USB connection and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
"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," the filing states. "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 phone is expected to be sold only to "approved" purchasers, such as government agencies and defense contractors. In fact, Boeing has already begun offering the phone to potential customers.
"The device will be marketed and sold in a manner such that low level technical and operational information about the product will not be provided to the general public. Detailed technical information distributed at trade shows will be limited or protected by non-disclosure agreements."
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