Two Star Rating out of 5. ★★
Blackphone is basically Silent Circle. See the Silent Circle review for more information on this company so that you can be informed on exactly who is selling the Blackphone.
Blackphone is the world’s first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else. Ahead of carriers. Ahead of advertising. Blackphone is re-shaping the landscape of personal communications.
Blackphone will include the full Silent Circle suite of applications: Silent Phone, Silent Text, and Silent Contacts, ready to go on Day 1. Existing Silent Circle customers can migrate their accounts at no additional cost.
Blackphone will not require a Google™ account for initial activation, but will permit the user to add one if they wish to use standard Google Apps™. It will not ship with a SIM card but will work with one from any carrier worldwide.
Blackphone is still a cell phone and prudence is required on the part of the user. Our goal with Blackphone is to make privacy and security choices as easy as possible, and to recommend default configurations which minimize leakage of personal data.
In addition to Silent Circle, Blackphone will ship with other tools, both 3rd-party and developed in-house, which expand the feature set and provide maximum safety and flexibility to users.