BlackBerry Working With Boeing on ‘Black Phone’ That Runs Android

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BlackBerry has said that it is supporting Boeing with the development of its Boeing Black Phone – a highly secure smartphone intended to be used by government and security service officials.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that the company would be working with Boeing during their Friday earnings call, saying that “Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform.” He added “That, by the way, is all they allow me to say” alluding to the device’s intended high securty.

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Details concerning the device are limited, with Boeing’s website offering only that it runs on Android and a number of encryption features.

  • Android™ Operating System: Convenient smartphone for Android usage

  • Disk Encryption: Encrypted storage for sensitive data

  • Hardware Root of Trust: Ensures software authenticity

  • Hardware Crypto Engine: Protects stored and transmitted data

  • Embedded Secure Components: Enables trusted operations

  • Trusted Platform Modules: Provides secure key storage

  • Secure Boot: Maintains device image integrity

  • Hardware Modularity: Endless modularity capabilities

Source: Gizmodo

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