Boeing will soon debut a new smartphone which will automatically self-destruct if compromised.
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Defense contractor Boeing will soon debut a new smartphone which is designed to self-destruct if compromised. According to CNN, rather than dramatically explode, the contents of the device will simply be erased if any attempt is made to access it.

“Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable,” Boeing said in a company filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

As CNN reports, details on the new phone are scant, except that it is to be called “Boeing Black,” and it will only be available to the government and defense market. It is set to be released this summer.

“It’s geared towards defense and security customers. It’s not aimed at the consumer,” said Boeing spokeswoman Rebecca Yeamans.

According to CNN, Boeing’s new smartphone will use Google’s Android operating system. Calls and stored data, however, will be encrypted.

“It seems like a new endeavor for Boeing but for a long time we’ve been in business of connecting our customers and providing trusted communications to them,” Yeamans added.

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/27/technology/mobile/boeing-phone

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