American aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing unveiled an advanced new-generation smartphone, dubbed Boeing Black, on 27 February.
Boeing Black, which was developed in over 36 months, was designed "with security and modularity in mind to ensure that our customers can use the same smartphone across a range of missions and configurations," said the company.
The new smartphone measures a little bigger than the Apple iPhones. It sports a 4.5inch qHD (960x540p) display and runs on the conventional Android OS with easy interface. However, for security purposes, the OS is integrated with Boeing PureSecure system for data to encrypt text messages, as well as audio and video based communication.
It has to be noted that if any illegal attempt is made to unlock the smartphone, the security feature triggers self-destruction of data in the storage and bricks the device, making it inoperable.
Though the device will look enticing to an average user, the Boeing Black will reportedly be made available only to government-run agencies and authorized defense-related sub-contractors.
Key security features you need to know:
Boeing PureSecure architecture: It is developed upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems.
Self-destruction: If an illegal attempt is made to unlock the phone, the device destroys all sensitive data rendering itself inoperable.
Hardware Root of Trust: It is said to authenticate the softwares he/she installs in the phone.
Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data.