Remember the security based Blackphone we talked about a few months ago? Well, the smartphone has now begun shipping to customers for $629 unlocked and without contract, which is a hefty fee to pay for a device which isn’t as well equipped in terms of hardware as other competitive offerings.
The device runs PrivatOS which is a customized version of Android with several security features in place such as Silent Text and Silent Contacts. The idea behind the smartphone is to completely nullify risks of malicious software attacking your device for data theft. So if you’re holding plenty of confidential data on your device, the PrivatOS based Blackphone is the handset to get.
It packs a 4.7 inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, a 2 GHz quad core Tegra 4i SoC, 1GB of RAM and an unknown version of Android based on the aforementioned Privat OS.
Boeing recently launched a similar handset called the Boeing Black which essentially targets the same demographic, although it’s yet to hit the markets officially. It is clear that companies are taking security very seriously as is evident from devices like these. Perhaps we can expect more manufacturers in the future to launch devices like the Blackphone and Boeing Black.