13 Apr 2012
Boeing, best known for its commercial airliners, is now foraying into the mobile communications industry by releasing a super-secure Android handset.
Boeing chose the Android OS because of its high market share and the fact that they aim to offer a super-secure solution that average users can also use on a daily basis. According to a statement by Roger Krone, president of Boeing Network and Space Systems, the handset that is already nearing its development cycle will have both consumer market features and high-end embedded security.
“We are going to drive down towards a lower price point, but … not mass-market price point,” said Brian Palma, vice president of the company’s secure infrastructure group, confirming that they are aiming for prices slightly lower than those of their competition (less than $15,000 to $20,000 price per handset).
Roger Krone confirmed that no decision has been made on whether the device will be “Boeing” branded, and that for the time being they’re keeping their partners in anonymity.