Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Israel: IDF reveal their first Smart phone

The Israeli army has launched its first smart-phone, developed in collaboration with Motorola.
The new phone supports both 4G and military networks and enables soldiers to securely send classified visuals and footage from the field,

The new phone was developed after Israel Defence Forces signed a $100 million contract with Motorola Solutions in January 2014 to produce new encrypted smartphones that would serve military personnel for the next 15 years. The IDF says that the smartphones will include a touchscreen, GPS and an eight-megapixel camera, and allow soldiers to send secure text messages, images and emails. The phones would also be waterproof and dirt-resistant, and will have a battery that can last for up to 400 minutes of talk time and 500 minutes on standby. The new phones are meant to replace the “Mountain Rose” phone system used by the IDF — also developed by Motorola Solutions.

Meanwhile in the UK, the British Military has picked the I-Phone 7 as its Mobile phone solution.