Boeing’s secure smartphone has been fully detailed after an FCC filing revealed its imminent arrival yesterday, and the Android device seems like an unusual, and mission-specific gadget. With a 4.3-inch 960×540 display, LTE, a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, Bluetooth 2.1 and SD expandability, it’s not going toe-to-toe with any flagship devices, but the point is security, not muscle.
Boeing told Reuters that it has been working on the Black for three years, and that the phone has now been offered up for sale to the aerospace company’s very select clientele (ordinary humans like us don’t get price or general availability information). Information about OEM partners manufacturing hardware, or networks offering service for the device are classified, as is much about the smartphone by design, since it’s entirely based around the idea that some customers need a smartphone where security features are not only present, but paramount.
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