Boeing is the world’s second biggest aerospace company. Boeing is among the largest global aircraft manufacturers, according to Wikipedia, Boeing “is the second-largest aerospace & defense contractor in the world based on 2012 revenue and is the US’ largest exporter by dollar value.”
On it’s website, Boeing announced The Boeing Black Smartphone, which was designed with security and modularity in mind to ensure it’s customers can use the same smartphone across a range of missions and configurations.
The motto of The Boeing Black Smartphone is “Security, modularity and productivity delivered – all in one trusted mobile device.”
The U.S. defense and security communities demand trusted access to data to accomplish their missions. Despite the continuous innovation in commercial mobile technology, current devices are not designed from inception with the security and flexibility needed to match their evolving mission and enterprise environment.
The main features of The Boeing Smartphone are:
- Based on Android™ Operating System
- 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 Boeing Black Smartphone will be built and sold in secret, without public access to information that could compromise the security of the device. So far, the patent filed by Boeing, just know that it will be dual-sim, will be able to operate in GSM, WCDMA and LTE, will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a removable battery.
But the most interesting feature is the self-destruction that will activate when an unauthorized person will try to turn on the phone. “Any attempt to open the phone casing will trigger function and data destruction software, which will make the device impossible to use” say the people at Boeing.
Source – Boeing’s Website