Even though this may sound quite strange, it seems that Boeing has developed an absolutely unique device: the smartphone that will self-destruct.
The company made its release on Wednesday, presenting some of the features of the new phone. The Boeing Black Smartphone, as it is named, deletes all data and makes the device inoperable at any simple attempt to open its casing. It also encrypts calls.
This surely makes the Boeing Black Smartphone the best smartphone for users who want to make sure that their data will not be accessible by third parties in case of theft or loss.
However, it is important to mention that the new phone was mostly created for governmental agencies and contractors.
Such a phone is believed to have been able to prevent situations such as the one involving the Washington diplomacy in Ukraine. The smartphone promises to make communication highly secure, as well as data.
The Boeing Black Smartphone is based on the Android operating system. The device is larger than many smartphones, being a 5.2 inch phone. It can use dual SIM cards, making it possible for the user to access more cell networks.
Most likely, only few details about this phone will be officially released by Boeing. Of course, the reason is its security. The company will probably try to avoid talking about its wireless network operators or manufacturers, due to security concerns.
“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,” a statement from the company said.
Moreover, there are no details on the price of the new device or the date when it will be available in sale for customers interested in accessing a phone that can protect their privacy.
Boeing reps claimed that the release came now because they actually saw the need of such a device at their customers. The company also indicated that they hope they could meet the needs of these customers and they are sure their product is very competitive. It definitely is the only Android phone that will self-destruct.