The IPhone may look pretty, but the Sectera will kick its ass in a combat zone. If you took the IPhone to Afghanistan there is a good chance that the powdery, flower like sand would eat it its sexy smooth face and spit out a pitted, shiny, $400 dollar paper weight/Frisbee. If your going to combat and have a gritty, dirty critical mission, you’ll need something like the Sectera to keep up with you.
A look at the Sectera.
The Sectera is ruggedized in accordance with MIL-STD-810F. This means that it can be dropped, put in water, survive some level of vibration, humidity, temperature and dust.
More on the Sectera
The Sectéra® Edge™ smartphone converges secure wireless voice and data by combining the functionality of a wireless phone and PDA — all in one easy-to-use handheld device. Developed for the National Security Agency’s Secure Mobile Environment Portable Electronic Device (SME PED) program, the Sectéra Edge is certified to protect wireless voice communications classified Top Secret and below as well as access e-mail and websites classified Secret and below. The Sectéra Edge is the only SME PED that switches between an integrated classified and unclassified PDA with a single key press.
o Secure and non-secure wireless phone, e-mail and web browsing
o Withstands rigors of both tactical and everyday environments
o Global roaming over GSM, CDMA or Wi-Fi* wireless networks
o Software upgradeable to VoIP
o Exchange secure e-mail with government personnel, including S/MIME BlackBerry® users
o IPv6 software upgradeable
o Familiar Microsoft® Windows® Platform
o Wireless desktop synchronization
o Separation of Classified and Unclassified applications
o One-touch switching between classified and unclassified PDA functions
* Advanced Security Features
o Secure wireless access to the SIPRNET and NIPRNET
o DoD PKI enabled Common Access Card (CAC) support
o Supports DoD 8100.2 requirements
o Type 1 encrypted storage of classified data
o Can be used inside closed areas with “SCIF-Friendly” feature