Boeing set to make a phone that ‘Self Destructs’

It’s the sort of stuff you would see in one of the Bond Films, but hey, it’s going to be real, and very soon. Boeing has revealed it’s plan to the FCC that it plans to bring a smartphone that self destructs for security and safety purposes. Needless to say, this device will not be like any other phone  and available for general public. The device is said to self destruct in 10 seconds, a bit like Snapchat messages if you want to compare to something. The device will be powered by Android and will be called Boeing Black. Boing revealed some more interesting thoughts about the device:


Boeing Black’s security is powered by the Boeing PureSecure architecture, which was designed from the outset for the mobile environment. Our architectural foundation is built upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls, and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems. The device’s hardware roots of trust and trusted boot ensure the device starts in a trusted state, enabling maximum security of data. Hardware media encryption and configurable inhibit controls are embedded to protect the device, its data, and the transmission of information, significantly reducing the risk of mission compromise due to data loss.

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.

The cool thing about the phone is that it is made in the US and the back compartment of the device can be replaced by external modules such as one for Satellite receivers, extended battery etc. There is another rare quality about the device as it sports a PDMI output. The specs of the device are modest and has a 1590 mAh battery and a 4.3 in 960X540 resolution. There is LTE on board and a dual core A9 chip. How and where the device will be useful beyond gimmicky security places is yet to be seen and perhaps can only be answered when the device sees the light of the day.

Via: Android Central

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