Boeing Reveals Boeing Black Secure Smartphone
Posted on February 26, 2014
Boeing has unveiled its Boeing Black high security smartphone. The Android powered encrypted smartphone is being built in the U.S. Boeing launched a spec page about the phone today. Security features include secure boot, encrypted storage, a hardware crypto engine, secure key storage and more.
The most intriguing feature is that the phone will destroy all data stored on the phone if someone tries to crack it open. The Verge reports that an FCC filing contained some details about how this feature works:
The Boeing Black is 5.2-inches tall and has a 4.3-inch display. It weighs 170 grams and runs on dual 1.2 Ghz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs. It is powered by a Lithium-Ion 1590 mAh battery. A release date and pricing information have not yet been revealed.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.