BlackBerry and Boeing are teaming-up on the development of a super-secure, self-destructing phone.
The device, known as the Boeing Black phone, will be able to self-destruct if it is tampered with, and will be offered to enterprise and government clients looking for the highest-possible level of security.
“We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform,” BlackBerry CEO John Chen said on a conference call held to discuss its quarterly results.
“That, by the way, is all they allow me to say.”
Beyond this unique capability, the phone will encrypt calls and offer BlackBerry Enterprise Service, or BES 12, so that clients can manage and secure BlackBerry devices on internal networks, as well as those that run Android and iOS.
The Boeing phone will come with dual-SIM support, enabling usage of multiple cell networks. Additional features allow users to rely on biometric sensors and satellites…