Right after the whole NSA fiasco in the United States, a smartphone was proposed that would be security and privacy at the forefront of its features. As of today, you can now order said smartphone: the Black Phone has officially been launched and is available for pre-order.
For the small’ish price of $629 US Dollars, you can buy yourself a sense of security with the Black Phone. Right now, the manufacturers promise the following:
Blackphone includes a unique combination of operating system and application tools which offer unparalleled security and privacy to information workers, executives, public figures, and anyone else unwilling to cede ownership of their privacy to other authorities. Blackphone’s PrivatOS, built onAndroid™, and combined with a full suite of privacy-enabled applications, allows users to regain control over their communications activities.
As such, the Android based operating system, PrivatOS, comes with a ton of pre-installed security apps on the device. Some of the features of this new operating system is based around default security settings that are meant to protect the user: anonymous search functions, smart disabling of WiFi, private calling, anonymous anti-theft and remote wiping features, among a ton of other. For more information, check out the manufacturers page on the operating system.
The phone itself is pretty lackluster, but if you’re looking for something that has your privacy in mind, this phone might be exactly what you’re looking for. You can preorder the Black Phone as of today.
|System||Android + PrivatOS|
|Display||4.7-inches, HD IPS Display|
|Processor||Quad-Core, 2 GHz|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Camera||8 MP (rear), 1.3 MP (front)|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n WiFi, GPS, HSPA+, LTE|
|Price||629 US Dollars|