Amazing what the fear for your privacy will do. Need a secure phone? Enter the Boeing phone. Yes, Boeing is about to enter the market of mobile devices. There's little known about the ubersecure mobile device that Boeing is making. One thing is for sure, you won't be able to afford it anytime soon. Well, maybe, if you're rich. My guess? 5000 to 8000 dollars per device.
Apparently this phone that Boeing Co. is developing and is ready to release soon will compete with existing secure mobile phones. An example of a secure phone is the Blackberry Barack Obama uses. Other leaders of state, major CEOs and security aware millionaires are already using secure devices in their day to day activities. Will Boeing bring a viable and successful alternative to the choices these moguls have? We'll see.
The Boeing Co. is developing a mobile phone based on the Android operating system that will compete with other manufacturers offering highly secure communication devices, company officials said April 10. Roger Krone, president of Boeing Network and Space Systems, told reporters in Arlington, Va., that this was probably the first time the aerospace and defense industry giant will offer a communication device designed to use cellular networks. The company is near the end of the development cycle and getting ready to launch what he called “the Boeing phone” in late 2012, said Brian Palma, vice president of the company’s secure infrastructure group.
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