Boeing has announced the development of a self-destructing handset, aimed at government agencies and contractors.
Simply named Black, the phone contains two SIM cards: one for commercial use and the second to access government networks. Trying to pry the phone apart to replace one of them will cause the Boeing Black to self-destruct, though whether that's in true Mission: Impossible style remains to be seen.
Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, the Black runs on a specialised form of Android OS and took 36 months to produce.
Although the software can’t be tampered with, the hardware can be dramatically expanded. Biometric sensors, satellite receivers and solar panels can all be accessed through the phone, although no details have been released as to how.
The 5.2 x 2.7 handset is a little bigger than an iPhone and comes with Wifi and Bluetooth Connectivity. Furthermore the Boeing black comes with complete data encryption, making it the ultimate incognito window.
Those hoping the phone will get you closer to being a real life incarnation of Bond, Bourne or Hunt will sadly have to let that pipedream go. Boeing has absolutely no plans for the Boeing Black to be retailed, so there’s no price or projected release date available.
Maybe Apple with come up with something similar for the iPhone 6.
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