Shipping Starts on Blackphone, Worlds First Privacy-Optimised Smartphone

blackphoneShipping to pre-order customers has begun on SGP Technologies Blackphone, the worlds first privacy-optimised smartphone that includes an array of integrated features designed to protect the users identity and data.

The Blackphone was launched at the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, where it first detailed the measures it had put into place to provide privacy for users. Features include private encrypted voice and video calls and text messaging with attachments, the Kismet Smarter Wi-Fi Manager which prevents wi-fi hotspots from capturing information or tracking users locations or activities, a comprehensive security permissions centre and remote wipe and protect functionality.

The phone uses PrivatOS, a security-enhanced operating system built on Android KitKat, and also offers private mobile web browsing as default, a VPN which prevents eavesdropping over cellular networks and private cloud storage for files.

Pre-orders for the phone have been extremely successful, with Blackphones initial inventory quickly selling out. The companys store will reopen and begin accepting new orders on 14 July, after pre-orders have all been met.

“We are excited to achieve this key milestone on schedule and ship a remarkable device to suctomers that is the result of an unprecedented combination of privacy and mobile innovations and visionaries,” said Toby Weir-Jones, CEO of SGP Technologies. “Blackphones arrival puts mobile privacy directly in the hands of professionals and consumers everywhere.

“In a world where devices and apps increasingly offer features only in return for users personal or sensitive information, the pent-up demand for Blackphone shows there is strong, international demand for our brands devices and services that stand apart by placing privacy before all else.”