The Boeing Black Smartphone is based on Google Inc’s Android operating system and built into a black, tamper-proof handset capable of accessing multiple cell networks instead of a single network like a normal cellphone, according to Boeing and filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
The handset can ‘encrypt’ your communication over the phone, thus, any attempt to open the casing of the Boeing Black smartphone, instantly deletes all data and makes the device ‘inoperable’. The secure-phone marks an expansion of the communications arm of Boeing, which is best known for its jet-liner and fighter planes.
The aerospace and defence contractor company made the Boeing Black, which is powered Google’s Android and is 13.2 X 6.9-cm (5.2 X 2.7-inch) in dimension. The smartphone is somewhat larger than an iPhone and has dual-SIM support.
“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.”
– Company Say’s
The self-destructing phone has a 1590 mAh battery and a 10.9-cm (4.3-inch) 540×960 display of unspecified type. The smartphone supports LTE, UMTS, and GSM networks. The company’s website says that the phone can be configured to connect with biometric sensors or satellites, use solar power and can operate on the WCDMA, WiFi and Bluetooth.
In addition, “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,” the FCC documents said.