What is the Blackphone?

Posted Feb 27, 2014

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:


– 4.7″ HD IPS Screen

– >2 GHz Quad Core CPU


– 16 GB Storage


– Front camera >8Mpx with flash plus rear camera


– 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