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BlackBerry teams up with Boeing for new extra secure phone

BlackBerry teams up with Boeing for new extra secure phone

BlackBerry has confirmed that it has joined forces with Boeing to work on an ultra secure smartphone called Black.

John Chen, BlackBerry’s Chief Executive said in a statement that his company was, “... pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilising our BES 12 platform.”

As Chen mentioned, Black runs Android, and while its encryption smarts are being kept hush hush, some of its other specs have been revealing after the device was listed with U.S. regulators.

The phone packs dual–SIM smarts, solar charging, biometric sensor and a swappable rear cover which adds satellite and radio skills.

On top of that it has disk encryption and a case that will cause all local data to be wiped if its picked up and played with by non–verified users.

Chances are the Boeing Black won’t be available to us mere mortals. But jonesing for one of these is more fun than thinking about another iterative iPhone update.

Source Engadget

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