Blackberry is reportedly working with Boeing Co. to launch a self-destructing smartphone to be developed for use by U.S. defense officials. The device is capable of self-destructing if it is tampered with, destroying all the data on it. The device aims at providing a secured solution for the privacy of data.
The Android-based smartphone Boeing Black encrypts communications as well as its stored data, such as sensitive photos or emails. The device has a support for dual-sim using micro SIM cards and can be connected to biometric sensors and satellites. As the reports reveal, the device will also feature a HDMI port.
Boeing’s latest secure offering works on Blackberry’s highly trusted, BES 12 enterprise solution. BES 12 is a unique solution in itself, considering the fact that it can not only secure data on Blackberry devices, but can do the same on Android, iOS or devices operating on a different OS.
Blackberry chief John Chen said,
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
That, by the way, is all they allow me to say.
Blackberry’s BES 12 enterprise solution has been gaining widespread use recently. Just a couple of months ago, the Canadian smartphone maker tied up with Samsung for its Knox security solution. Samsung’s Knox is by far, one of the most secure data protection and encryption solutions available for Android based devices.