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TMCNet:  Boeing launches 'mission' cellphone spy phone specs [Daily News (South Africa)]

[March 18, 2014]

Boeing launches 'mission' cellphone spy phone specs [Daily News (South Africa)]

(Daily News (South Africa) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) For those paranoid about protecting their selfies, Boeing has revealed the ultimate handset.

Designed for secure communication between government agencies and their contractors, the handset can self-destruct if it is tampered with, destroying all the data on it.

The secret handset was uncovered by website, myce.com, which spotted a filing to the American Federal Communications Commission for it.

Although most of its features are listed as "protected" and will remain secret, the documents do reveal the dual-SIM phone supports GSM, WCDMA and LTE using micro SIM cards.

It will also have an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port to allow it to be hooked up to a television screen, and USB, wi-fi and Bluetooth.

"The phone will be sold primarily to government agencies and companies engaged in contractual activities with various agencies related to defence and homeland security," Boeing says.

"The device will be marketed and sold in such a manner that low-level technical and operational information about the product will not be provided to the general public." Even if approved, buyers will have to sign an agreement to keep the details of the phone secret.


It offers what Boeing calls "trusted access to data", allowing said agencies to conduct missions.

Boeing also reveals that the handset will be completely sealed, and any attempt to open it will destroy the phone and delete all the data on it.

Replacing "There are no serviceable parts on Boeing's Black phone and any attempted servicing or replacing of parts would destroy the product.

"The Boeing Black is 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.

"Any attempt to break open the casing of the Black phone device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable." - Daily Mail What we know: l The dual-SIM phone supports GSM, WCDMA and LTE for high-speed data.

l It will also have an HDMI port to allow it to be hooked up to a TV.

l The handset also comes with USB, wi-fi and Bluetooth.

l It will run a secure version of Google's Android software.

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