Boeing turns to BlackBerry for help creating super-secret, self-destructing 'Black' smartphone

Aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor Boeing has turned to Canadian telecommunication form BlackBerry for help developing its super-secret, self-destructing 'Black' smartphone.

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Aircraft manufacturer and defense contractor Boeing has turned to Canadian telecommunication form BlackBerry for help developing a super-secret, self-destructing 'Black' smartphone for government agencies.

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According to The Telegraph, the smartphone will feature dual-SIM capability, built-in encryption, hardware communications crypto, swappable backplates that allow the smartphone to have satellite or radio capability, solar power chargers, and biometric sensors.

Also, in case of any unauthorized teardowns, any tampering of the case will result in all the data being deleted.

"We're pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform," said BlackBerry chief executive John Chen.

"That, by the way, is all they allow me to say."

The DoD currently certifies certain BlackBerry handsets for use on its networks, while the NSA approves the use of newer Samsung Galaxy devices that use Knox.

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