BlackBerry and Boeing are teaming up to offer the aerospace company’s ultra-secure ‘spy’ smartphone.
Reports of the ‘Boeing Black’ device have been knocking around for over two years, though with BlackBerry’s announced involvement it seems the project is about to take its next step forward. The Android device is geared toward those working for government agencies, or any organization where data security is paramount, and is unlikely to get a public release.
BlackBerry boss John Chen confirmed his company’s involvement during a conference call with financial analysts on Friday. “We’re pleased to announce that Boeing is collaborating with BlackBerry to provide a secure mobile solution for Android devices utilizing our BES 12 platform,” Chen said, adding (presumably with his tongue firmly in his cheek), “That, by the way, is all they allow me to say.”
According to Bloomberg, Boeing has been testing its smartphone with BlackBerry’s BES, the company’s business enterprise server product that helps large organizations manage their employees’ mobile devices in a secure environment… see more