Earlier this week, we talked about Geeksphone's Blackphone, a smartphone that puts privacy and security front and center. In some ways, the goals of that phone might sound a little overkill for some, but after learning about Boeing's upcoming offering, it will seem like child's play.
Boeing's phone doesn't seem to have an official name, and I'm sure that it's for good reason. The FCC filing for the phone highlights the fact that general information about the device and its hardware (such as SoC and other components) will not be revealed to the public. I'm not sure about you, but that really makes me want to learn everything there is about it.
Nonetheless, Boeing's targeting this phone at government agencies and companies in contractual activities with those agencies. The goals here are no doubt obvious: To keep chatter among these folks as secure as possible. This is so important to Boeing that even daring to crack the device open will automatically purge all of the data stored, and some of the wording suggests that the device would be inoperable afterwards.
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 phone is manufactured as a sealed device both with epoxy around the casing and with screws, the heads of which are covered with tamper proof covering to identify attempted disassembly.
The only way this phone could be any more hardcore is if a SWAT team came after you on detection of tampering.
Pricing, of course, is not something that will be revealed to the public, but given the phone's purpose and its target audience, you can be sure that it'll be priced much higher than consumer devices.