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Blackphone Secure Phone Is More Secure Than Your Average Phone But Not NSA-Proof

25/02/2014 11:59 GMT | Updated 25/02/2014 12:00 GMT

Are you slightly paranoid? Perhaps conducting a secret affair or planning industrial sabotage, terrorism or just heeding the words of Edward Snowden?

Then this could be the phone for you - the Blackphone.

This smart little thing encrypts calls and messages and protects your Wi-Fi and other connectivity functions so people can't easily listen in to your ramblings.

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The Blackphone

But there-in lies the key word easily. As Wired point out it's not NSA-proof, just a bit more secure than your average smartphone.

Spec-wise, it's farily standard for today's new phones - 4.7-inch LCD touchscreen, a 2GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (no microSD slot though), 4G LTE and an 8-megapixel camera.

As an extra measure the phone comes with Silent Circle, the peer-to-peer encrypted service and also uses a version of Android called PrivatOS.

It also has a few tricks like a free Wi-Fi analyser and a remote wipe and recovery tool.

Want one? That'll set you back around £377 with world-wide shipping. Orders will be shipped in June.