Remember the Boeing Black Phone? It was announced earlier this year and, seemingly, is a device that’s being built for folks who need the utmost in mobile security. Now Boeing has officially tapped BlackBerry, long known for its secure devices, to help make it the most secure phone in the world.
The Boeing Black Phone—not to be confused with the SGP Blackphone—has a special back panel that’s designed to activate a remote wipe function if someone tries to remove it; it also features encrypted phone call features. BlackBerry CEO John Chen couldn’t tell The Telegraph much about his firm’s role in the new smartphone, though he did make some comments to the news outlet.
“We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilising our BES 12 platform,” Chen said, without noting any additional work being done on the product. “That’s all they allow me to say,” he added.
The phone was developed for U.S. government and security agencies and will likely be sold directly to those parties. Hopefully we get a chance to see one at one of the upcoming trade shows.