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Old 02-28-2014, 06:51 AM
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Boeing Unveils Self Destructing Smartphone

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Aerospace manufacturer Boeing is launching a secure smartphone with a "self-destruct" feature, and the ability to switch between government and commercial networks.

Dubbed Boeing Black, the smartphone is mostly intended for government agencies and "companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security," according to a Feb. 24 filing with the Federal Communications Commission.

The company, which makes advanced communications systems and satellites as well as commercial and military aircraft, said it came up with the smartphone after devices currently on the market did not meet the needs of defense agencies.

Boeing intends to keep the phone's specifics secret, stating in the filing that "low-level technical and operational information about the product will not be provided to the general public." It did, however, share some details on its website, which includes a two-minute video marketing the device.

"The Boeing Black smartphone was designed with security and modularity in mind to ensure our customers can use the same smartphone across a range of missions and configurations," reads a description.

The Android-based smartphone comes with encrypted storage for sensitive data and trusted boot to safeguard data from the moment the phone is turned on. It also has hardware media encryption and configurable controls to secure the information that's being transmitted. It uses Boeing's PureSecure architecture, which, according to Boeing, "is built upon layers of trust from embedded hardware, operating system policy controls, and compatibility with leading mobile device management systems."


The Boeing Black also has a dual-SIM capability that allows users to switch between government and commercial networks, and works globally on GSM, WCDMA, and LTE bands. Boeing said the smartphone's 5.2-inch-tall shell can be customized with additional sensors, an extra battery, satellite transceivers, biometrics, and other hardware.

The phone is much heavier and thicker than Apple's iPhone 5s, and can self-destruct -- erasing all data and software -- if someone attempts to break it open. Boeing said it drew on "its deep expertise in information assurance, advanced technology partners and a U.S.-based manufacturer" to develop the smartphone. Although Boeing hasn't disclosed when the Boeing Black would be available, The Wall Street Journal reported that the smartphone would be ready by this fall. Boeing said it would be assembled in the US
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Finally I can hide my text messages from my wife


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now cia spooks can loose their phones in war zones with no more worries.


god only knows how much this device cost taxpayers....
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Can this technology be applied to Hondas to kill theives?
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Hmmm, wonder what happens if hackers crack it?
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Fitting I was gonna make a GTA-V reference.
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Hmmm, wonder what happens if hackers crack it?
It will be interesting to see what security researchers are able to find once they get their hands on one.
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It's all a gimmick bros!!
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Can this technology be applied to Hondas to kill theives?
False positives doe
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:59 AM
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Time to get that upgrade price of $50000 with a two year contract
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What ever happened to getting a hammer out and being a man when your phone needs to die?
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This means GDD arguments can get real.......quick.

Agree with Max, destroy your own phone and avoid a device that can potentially end you. Derp.
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Yeah... but does it scan your fingerprint??
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lolz at you guys thinking this will be the end result

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I believe by self destruct they simply mean it will wipe ALL software including the OS, not just a software reset. Essentially rendering the phone a paper weight.
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Anyone want to go in with me to buy fiji one of these phones?
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Hmmm, wonder what happens if hackers crack it?

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Damn you, I came in here to post this! :shakes fist:
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At this time, Boeing is still not sure how the phone actually performs the self destruct, but using the same battery technology as Boeing's 787 "Dreamliner", they have achieved almost perfect results in preliminary trials.
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Do you have to get more referrals if you run out of minutes/text with this phone?
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Anyone want to go in with me to buy fiji one of these phones?
Will it self destruct all of his post?
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