Blackphone brings secure communications to Android
If you’re concerned about privacy, with all the intrusions and violations we’ve been hearing about lately, then Blackphone might capture your attention. It is a phone that focuses on privacy, and, as the official press release puts it, it is “the world’s first smartphone placing privacy and control directly in the hands of its users”.
The Blackphone is powered by “a security-oriented Android build named PrivatOS”. It will come free of ties to any vendor or carrier, and will allow for secure communications, whether that’s secure phone calls, texts, file transfers, video chat, and other activities.
“Blackphone provides users with everything they need to ensure privacy and control of their communications, along with all the other high-end smartphone features they have come to expect”, said Phil Zimmermann, creator of PGP.
While there are not too many details for the moment, you can subscribe to be informed on the Blackphone website, and you can of course pre-order it starting February 24, 2014, which is the official start date of MWC this year, where we expect to see this modern world “Android-BlackBerry”.