do you feel paranoia about your privacy ever since the Snowden’s saga? while you probably can’t do much to protect your privacy when using your home broadband, soon you can do something about your privacy when it comes to the phone you use and the handset to do so would be the Blackphone. Blackphone is so named not because it is black (though it is also literally black, anyway that’s beside the point), it is a phone that does just what you expect of a smartphone, but securely, so need not to worry about some shady person in dark tinted shades and trench coat snooping on your privacy while your conversation or messages get sent over the air.

developed by specialist in secure, encrypted communications, Silent Circle in collaboration with Geeksphone (the same folks behind Firefox Phone), the Blackphone is billed as the world’s first smartphone that lets take control over your privacy. the phone is referred by its creators as a “high-end” smartphone that runs on an Android-based PrivatOS and will be available unlocked and compatible with any GSM carrier. however, that is as much as we know about this still-elusive device (kind of befits its intended purpose, don’t you think?) and more should be unveiled when it officially meet the world at the 2014 Mobile World Congress in February.

learn more about the Blackphone in the embedded video below and if you are keen, head on down to Blackphone’s official website and sign up to be notified of the availability. we already did cos’ we are paranoia.

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UPDATE [February 24, 2014; 07:20PM PST] the Blackphone Secure Smartphone has a price tag now. it will set up back at $629 (unlocked, of course) and can be pre-ordered from the product’s official web store. here’s a run-down of the features: 2GHz quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, LTE radio, HSPA+ sport, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 8MP main shooter with flash, naturally, and a 1.3MP front-facing item. also included will be the customary Bluetooth 4.0 technology, WiFi (n), GPS and more.

Blackphone via GSM Arena

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