Canadian smartphone maker, BlackBerry, this weekend revealed it is working with aviation giant Boeing on an Android handset that will be able to self-destruct if it is tampered with, Reuters reported.
The Boeing Black smartphone, which encrypts calls, is aimed at government agencies for which data and communication security are paramount. It has a dual-SIM setup and can be configured to access biometric sensors and satellites.
"We're pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilising our BES 12 [BlackBerry Enterprise Service] platform," said BlackBerry CEO John Chen. "That, by the way, is all they allow me to say."
BES is a mobile device management platform that allows enterprises to police cross-platform devices, including those running Android and iOS.For all the latest mobile phone news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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