BlackBerry Working With Boeing on ‘Black Phone’ That Runs Android
Ryan Simmons / 3 years ago
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.
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