BlackBerry is the only unconventional handset maker that set rules on its own terms. That's why BlackBerry is collaborating with Boeing on its self-destructing Black Phone.
Yes, Boeing is the same company that builds airplanes. And now the company is making the Black Phone that will permanently erase all software and data stored on it if tampered with.
Recently, BlackBerry's CEO spoke to Reuters, confirming that the two firms have started developing the much-awaited Boeing Black Phone. The Android-powered handset is aimed at government agencies where data protection is crucial.
It was in early 2014, when Boeing filed a patent with the Federal Communications Commission, which obviously leaked some details about the self-destructing Black Phone.
"The phone is being developed primarily for "companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security," Bruce Olcott, counsel to Boeing, said in a letter to the FCC.
"The device will be marketed and sold in a manner such that low-level technical and operational information about the product will not be provided to the general public," Olcott continued.
No specifics details about the device were shared on how the whole self-destructing thing will work. The Black Phone, however, will feature dual SIM slots, while using the BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 for unmatched security.
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