Blackphone, the first smartphone specifically designed to protect user privacy, launched at Mobile World Congress last week. We couldn’t be happier that Disconnect Search (beta available now) will be the default search provider for Blackphone, and that the device will ship with a pre-installed version of our soon to be released Secure Wireless app, which is a smart VPN designed to let you keep your browsing and in-app activity safe, and to stop wireless eavesdropping over Wi-Fi, 3G, and 4G networks.
The Blackphone is being developed by SGP, a joint partnership between our friends at Silent Circle and Geeksphone. Blackphone’s PrivatOS, built on Android, will be combined with a full suite of privacy focused applications to offer users more control than any smartphone to date. In addition to Disconnect Search and Secure Wireless, the Blackphone ships with some great pre-installed privacy tools, including the Silent Circle suite of encryption apps – Silent Phone, Silent Text, and Silent Contacts – and secure cloud file storage from the amazing team at SpiderOak.
The Blackphone costs $629 and is available for pre-order as an unlocked device. The Disconnect team got their hands on a Blackphone prototype and we can’t wait to start using this ourselves!
Posted by Casey Oppenheim