Smartphone that 'self-destructs' itself if tampered | HT Tech

Smartphone that 'self-destructs' itself if tampered

Boeing and BlackBerry are reportedly developing a smartphone that will self-destruct itself if someone tampers with the device.

By:IANS
| Updated on: Dec 22 2014, 11:06 IST
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Boeing and BlackBerry are reportedly developing a smartphone that will self-destruct itself if someone tampers with the device.

The Boeing Black phone has a unique tamper-proof covering that will erase data if it is disassembled, the Verge reported.

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It will also have dual SIM cards and an expandable back panel for biometric scanners and satellite transceivers to be able to connect to satellites for secure lines of communication.

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According to BlackBerry CEO John Chen, the company is collaborating with the defence contractor to bake its end-to-end BES 12 platform into the long-gestating Android device.

Although the phone may earlier cater to governments in the first place, similar 'self-destructing' devices will eventually come to the consumer level, the report added.

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First Published Date: 22 Dec, 10:53 IST
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