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Secure Android powered Blackphone coming to MWC next month

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Secure Android powered Blackphone coming to MWC next month
Powered by a secure version of Android called PrivatOS, the unlocked Blackphone runs over any GSM network and offers you more privacy, control and security than your average Android handset. According to co-founder Mike Janke, Blackphone is a high-end smartphone. But specs weren't the focus of the team that created the device. "The number one priority in creating Blackphone," says co-founder Phil Zimmermann, "is to uphold the objectives of privacy."

A worldwide team helped put together the phone, which will no doubt have some appeal to those who are constantly concerned about who is listening in to their calls, viewing their texts or other personal communications. Blackphone says that it gives users the tools to make secure phone calls, send and receive secure text, have secure video chats and privately browse the internet. Using a virtual private network, you move through the internet anonymously.

Blackphone will start taking pre-orders at MWC next month in Barcelona, where it will be on display. Pricing has yet to be revealed. For those of you out there afraid to use your smartphone since the NSA scandal broke, this could be the solution that you've been looking for. For more information, click on the video below.



source: Blackphone via Slashgear

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posted on 15 Jan 2014, 06:01 1

1. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


It wont matter when the NSA builds the quantum computer, they will hack in 0.06 seconds

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 06:19 1

2. o0Exia0o (Posts: 317; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


We would like to introduce the Blackphone to everyone. Sponsored and brought to you by the National Security Agency....Not to be confused with the NSA who is spying on everyone!

Thats all they would have to say and people would believe it.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 06:57 5

3. Duketytz (Posts: 322; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I read it as a BlackBerry Android phone! Hmm

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 15:34

6. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Came here to post the exact same thing... I was like WHAT??? lol.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 08:21 2

4. goojman (Posts: 45; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Anything electronic, the government can hack.. Period.

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 12:57 1

5. Rager722 (Posts: 125; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Who else kept reading Blackphone as Black Berry Android phone? lol

posted on 15 Jan 2014, 15:35

7. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


* Raises hand...

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