Blackphone To Be The First Privacy-Focused Smartphone

Have you ever heard of Geeksphone, The answer would probably be in negative.

The Spanish manufacturer could be about to garner some global attention. It’s soon going to launch a new handset at Mobile World Congress next month that will prioritize privacy and security instead of all the intrusions that smartphone users usually have to put up with from carriers, advertisers and the occasional government agency.

The company promises to provide a skin called “PrivatOS” that will allow you to make and receive secure phone calls and text messages, store files securely and browse the web privately through an anonymous VPN — services that are largely already available from Silent Circle, which happens to be a key partner on the Blackphone project.
The pre-orders will begin sometime during the last week of February, and by then we hope to have hands-on impressions and a better understanding of how Blackphone will be different to BlackBerry encryption, Samsung’s Knox service and other more established rivals.

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