The characters James Bond, and Ethan Hunt from the Mission Impossible films both had the coolest gadgets and technology. As we grow in a digital age, this fantasy is not that far from reality.
The Chicago-based Boeing company, an aerospace and defense contractor known for making jetliners and fighter planes, has now made a smartphone that will rival Bond and Hunt’s devices.
Reuters reports that Boeing’s new smartphone, known as the Black smartphone, will mark the extension of their communications arm. The company has spent three years developing this device.
The Black smartphone is slightly larger than the iPhone, and it runs using Google’s Android, GSM, LTE, and dual SIM cards, among other operating functions.
“[Black] also offers WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, and ports to allow ‘integrating sensors or technology enhancements like satellite connectivity or expanding power,'” a spokesperson for the Boeing company said.
The Black smartphone sounds like advanced technology from the future.
The Raw Story reports that the smartphone will be manufactured as a sealed device with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly.
If someone tries to disassemble the smartphone, functions will be triggered to delete the hardware and software, making the device inoperable.
This is most of the information that tech experts and magazines could get about the Black smartphone. According to CNET, Boeing has kept many details about the device confidential. Boeing even filed documents to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the smartphone and its details are to be private or protected by non-disclosure agreements.
Just as Bond and Hunt had devices only available to government employees, this Black smartphone is not intended for the average consumers.
But Boeing’s bestkept secret was heard about two years ago. At the time, the device was reportedly supposed to be as cheap as a regular smartphone, which could have put it inline with companies such as BlackBerry.
A spokesperson for Boeing said the reason they developed the smartphone was because there was nothing on the market to meet the needs of the U.S. defense and security communities.
Don’t go searching the internet for it either. Boeing says the device will be marketed and sold in such a way that low level technical and operational information about the product will not be made available to the public.