Blackphone hands-on (Video)

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What do you do when a company offers you a hands-on opportunity with a smartphone running software you’re not allowed to access? Well, usually you move on to the next vendor. Things are a little different, though, when the concept behind the device is as intriguing as that underlying Blackphone.

We’ve covered Blackphone a few times over the past several months. In the wake of the NSA domestic-spying scandal in the US, a smartphone that promises privacy through an encrypted OS has become more interesting – and perhaps more feasible as a mass-market idea.

But is your privacy worth a $629 unlocked Android phone (even one running 4.4 KitKat)? Jaime Rivera quickly takes you through the ins and outs in our hands-on video below.

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Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA.Read more about Michael Fisher!