What is the Blackphone?

Blackphone
The Blackphone is an Android-powered smartphone that has an emphasis on security. The Blackphone made its first appearance at the 2014 Mobile World Congress. The Blackphone is considered “NSA-proof” and is available for $629 and it is expected to start shipping in June 2014. The Blackphone is based on PrivatOS, which is a privacy-driven version of Android. It also has a suite of security and privacy apps integrated in the device. Here are the specs of the phone:

Hardware

– 4.7″ HD IPS Screen

– >2 GHz Quad Core CPU

– 2GB RAM

– 16 GB Storage

– LTE/HSPA+

– Front camera >8Mpx with flash plus rear camera

Software

– Silent Circle Apps

– Silent Phone

– Silent Text

– Silent Contacts

– Blackphone-built apps

– Blackphone Firewall

– Blackphone Activation Wizard

– Blackphone Remote Wipe

– Select 3rd-party apps

– Disconnect Secure Wireless

– SpiderOak Blackphone Edition

– Kismet Smart Wi-Fi Manager

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