Many would have been perturbed by Edward Snowden's explosive revelation of the private data snooping by US government's NSA (National Security Agency). To counter the snooping, telecommunication firms, Silent Circle (USA) and Geeksphone (Spain) have joined hands with leading international security experts to come up with the world's first secured handset 'Blackphone,' which they claim will ensure the privacy of the users.
"I have spent my whole career working towards the launch of secure telephony products. Blackphone provides users with everything they need to ensure privacy and control of their communications, along with all the other high-end smartphone features they have come to expect." said Zimmermann creator of PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), a data encryption and decryption computer program.
Blackphone is a carrier (GSM) and vendor independent device and is powered by the Android OS with the new PrivatOS UI support, which assures that users can make (or take) calls, exchange text messages, video chat and transfer data, without having to fear about their digital footprint being tracked or snooped ip on.
Apart from the security feature, key details like display, CPU, camera specifications or the price structure of the Blackphone is still under wraps. However, the makers of the phone have confirmed that the device will be up for pre-order on the official company website on the day of its debut at the upcoming international telecommunication trade fair, MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014, Barcelona, Spain (24-27 February).