February 28, 2014

Boeing unveils a smartphone! The Boeing Black

I am an aviation enthusiast and this is like the best of two, of the many, things that I love put into one. Boeing, a company founded in Seattle, Washington has just announced a smartphone. Yes, that's right. The world's most famous name, probably, when it comes to passenger aircraft has a phone and it runs on Android. How cool is that? Outside the US the Boeing name is almost always associated with passenger aircraft like the B747, B777, and the B737 but not everybody knows that Boeing is also a company that the US government works with. You probably did not know that the Chinook, the Apache, the Globemaster, the F18 Super Hornetand, and the F15 are all made by Boeing. 

This is awesome, a smartphone made by one of my favorite companies ever and runs on one of my favorite mobile platforms. We should no expect this device to be sold to everybody, though. The device, as announced by Boeing on their website, is filed under their Defense, Security, and Space page. That would only mean that this smartphone is due to be contracted by governments (maybe) most especially by the US military forces.

Boeing is very secretive when it comes to the specifications of the device well it is made with security in mind in the first place. There is little I can juice out from their website. There are the things I got from there.
Key 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


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