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Calling Tom Cruise - Boeing gets a BlackBerry self-destructing phone

BlackBerry are designing an ultra-secure smartphone for Boeing, what features will it have?
By: Chris Smith | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Dec 21, 2014 10:12 am

BlackBerry's mission, if they choose to accept it, is apparently to develop an ultra-secure mobile for aerospace giant, Boeing.




Apparently somewhat due to the NSA's spying behavior, there has been a massive push recently into cyber and tech security for many big-name companies around the world. Just a quick look into the Sony debacle proves that not all have taken up arms against this threat, but it seems Boeing is going the extra mile.


What's the Boeing solution? Get BlackBerry on board to develop the most secure device possible, a massive move for BlackBerry who have seen a massive downturn in their business over the past few years.


Unfortunately an exploding phone is only a rumor, however BlackBerry CEO John Chen has confirmed the legitimacy of this project and the fact that it will be including their Enterprise Service 12 software into the device. This follows news that it will not be released to end-users, alongside likely being listed into the thousands of dollars per device - no general consumers are likely to purchase it either way.


But there's one thing you may have been thinking. If the image in this article is apparently 'confidential', how does Reuters, Hot Hardware and us have it on our websites? Possibly not a good start to the 'ultra-secure' project, guys.


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