Boeing high security phone to launch later this year
Boeing, a company known more for aerospace than consumer electronics are said to be entering the niche mobile phone market of high security mobile devices.
Up until recently high-end encrypted high security phones for use by presidents and the like were traditionally offered by BlackBerry and cost from 15 – 20 thousand pounds.
The handsets were known to be barebones at the most and did not have the consumer features that the owners actually wanted to use.
Boeing hope to create a new industry, high security handsets available to consumers (with fat wallets) with all of the popular apps that modern phones offer.
The OS in question is obviously Android, and from reports it is nearing the end of its development.
The news comes from the National Defense Magazine and the devices will be available later this year.
That’s right, no plane related puns here, we’re better than that. Do you think this new device will take off? doh!