Black, Boeing's mysterious secure smartphone, shows up at FCC


The Boeing Black is not the corporation's latest aircraft, but an upcoming smartphone. Wait, what? Yes, you got that right, it seems that Boeing is developing a secure smartphone, which will enable its users to securely communicate with one another.

The filing states that the Boeing Black is intended for "governmental agencies and their contractors to ensure that data and voice communications undertaken by their respective employees are transmitted and stored in a highly secure manner". Apparently, Boeing wants to mitigate the industrial espionage.

The hardware specifications of the Boeing Black are unknown at the moment. All we know is that the smartphone will come with dual SIM support. The device will be LTE-enabled and will support the 700/1700/2100MHz bands. It was already rumored that Boeing is working on a secure Android device two years ago, so it is very likely that the Boeing Black will run Google's mobile platform.


source: FCC via SlashGear

FEATURED VIDEO

10 Comments

1. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

looks like a blackberry

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It will replace the BBs in the U.S. Govts inventory. Say buh-bye to BB....

7. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Tax payer will love the price as well.

10. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

motorola

2. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Looks like an overhead view of a Porsche 911.

3. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

WTF! I work for Boeing and have a 3yr old POS Blackberry! Why can't we have nice things!?! Although to be fair, the phone probably costs $4K and will be delivered 8 months late

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

But it won't be tied to BBs fortunes.

6. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

But the carrier subsidized price will $199 with a 2 year commitment.

8. Rager722 unregistered

It's not secure if it visited the FCC

9. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

this phone will FLY HIGH! LOL

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.