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+ - Mess With Boeing's New Smartphone And It Will Self-Destruct->

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp (3454017) writes "It looks thicker than most of the phones you see at Best Buy, but Boeing's first smartphone isn't meant to be used by the average person. The company that's known for its airplanes is joining the smartphone game with the Boeing Black, targeted at people that work in the security and defense industry.

One of its security features is self-destructing if it gets into the wrong hands, although not quite in the Mission Impossible sense.

According to the company's letter to the FCC, the phone will have screws with a tamper-proof coating, revealing if a person has tried to disassemble it. "Any attempt to disassemble the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable," writes Bruce Olcott, an attorney for Boeing."

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Mess With Boeing's New Smartphone And It Will Self-Destruct

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