Boeing and BlackBerry in cahoots to bring new device
Boeing is known for making aircraft for commercial flight and military equipment. The company has surprisingly, been supplying tools for the self-destructing Boeing Black smartphone for the American military.
The Chicago company is now looking to take the Boeing Black to the next level and has asked BlackBerry for some assistance. The company wants BlackBerry’s BES 12 Enterprise Service software.
Few years back, BlackBerry was the only smartphone vendor to approve the Canadian medical system’s requirements for secure communications. This was due to the company’s encryption and a data compression techniques. And it seems it is these exact tools that Boeing is trying to get its hands on. Most probably to enhance the technology for encryption of voice and data it already has in it’s very own PureSecure feature.
The Boeing Black is a smartphone to watch out for as it seems to be one that will offer high security, making it hard to tamper with. It has a self destruct protocol that has a wipe and software lockdown that will be activated if anyone tries to tamper with the device. The device will have dual SIM capabilities to securely connect to government networks simultaneously with commercial networks.
The parties are being quite quiet about the project as would be expected from a national defence and homeland security project.
Source: Android Authority