Blackphone, a smartphone protected from listening, will go on sale in July
At the beginning of this year, information was published on Habré about the first smartphone that was most protected from listening. The device is called a Blackphone, and it was developed by the cryptographic company Silent Circle in conjunction with Geeksphone.
This device has built-in cryptographic protection, the phone works under PrivatOS, a special fork of Android. At the same time, the device is not tied to either a particular telecom operator or to the manufacturer. True, there is a problem - in order to send an encrypted message to someone, this someone should use a similar application, Silent Circle. When buying a Blackphone, the buyer receives a 2-year subscription to the application, plus the right to distribute 3 copies of the same application, with a one-year subscription, to friends or family members.
In other words, encryption can also be used when communicating with users who have different phone models.
In addition to communication, the phone allows you to perform anonymous search on the Web, as well as block connection to untrusted access points.
The characteristics of the device are quite interesting: the NVIDIA Tegra 4i platform (4 cores, 2 GHz), 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, WiFI, Bleutooth, GSM, HSPA +, a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels, a battery for 2000 mAh
The price of the device is 629 US dollars.