Boeing and BlackBerry have teamed up to build a new gadget that can actually self destruct. Boeing is one of the government's largest private contractors and could be a perfect corporate client for BlackBerry's security-focused phone.
If you haven't heard of BlackBerry's most recent attempts at retaking its old market share, then I don't think anyone would blame you. The company hasn't fared well in the era of smartphones.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen announced the partnership with relish: “We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES12 platform. That by the way is all they allow me to say.”
The company was, however, allowed to say what the phone would be called.
The Boeing Black will be tamper-proofed. "Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device," the company claims.
In the wake of Chinese hackers targeting Boeing over recent months, the company's push toward secure communications makes sense.
The Boeing Black will feature two sim cards. One for secure government networks and the other for commercial communications.
It's another layer of security that could help keep hackers out of the American aerospace industry.