First unveiled back in the middle of last month the Blackphone Android smartphone has been specifically designed to protect your privacy and is now available from $629.
The Blackphone handsets main focus is keeping all of your data secure, and its operating system is a specially customised version of Android called PrivatOS designed to stop government agencies snooping on your communications.
PrivatOS offers users applications developed by the Silent Circle, including Silent Phone, Silent Text, and Silent Contacts as well as other features for firewall and remote wipe when required.
“Blackphone uses technologies already widely deployed in government and enterprise accounts around the world. Blackphone’s core applications combine world-leading commercial security tools with the transparency necessary to know what risks can be taken, and what should still be avoided. Make informed decisions about your exposure and movements, and retain control of your information footprint.”
If you are thinking of using the Blackphone Android smartphone make sure the person at the other end is also using a Blackphone because if they aren’t your usage will be able to be tracked.
The Android Blackphone is powered by a 2 GHz quad-core processor supported by 2GB or RAM with 16GB of storage, LTE and HSPA+, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and is made by Spanish phone maker Geeksphone. For more information on the new Blackphone device jump over to the Blackphone website for details.