Boeing is launching a self-destructing smartphone to help spies, diplomats and others keep secrets secure. Don't even think about trying to open or tamper with the Boeing Black phone, the company warns.
"There are no serviceable parts on Boeing's Black phone and any attempted servicing or replacing of parts would destroy the product," Boeing says in documents filed with the US Federal Communications Commission.
"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.
"Any attempt to break open the casing of the device would trigger functions that would delete the data and software contained within the device and make the device inoperable."
The US-based aerospace group says its Boeing Black phone, which uses encryption both in its stored data and transmission will use the Google Android system with "enhanced software security."
"Boeing's Black phone will be sold primarily to government agencies and companies engaged in contractual activities with those agencies that are related to defense and homeland security," Boeing said.