Worried about cell phone conversation 'snoopers'? New phone promises to keep everything secure

With all the news about the government having access to cell phone conversations and texts, there's a growing market for products promising security.
One of the first cell phones making those promises is called the Blackphone.

Ken Colburn of Data Doctors says it may be useful to businesses or people who feel they need to keep their communications from being hacked.

That's because everything you do with the phone is encrypted.
"So if anybody is snooping in to listen, they're getting just a garbled mess. They don't actually get to hear the conversation or see text messages," Colburn says.
That also goes for video chats and anything else you do with the phone.
Otherwise, the phone looks and acts like most other smartphones.
There are a couple of possible drawbacks.
The price is $629.
Now before you stop reading, Colburn says that is comparable to cell phone prices when they're not getting a plan discount.
Also, he says the Blackphone operates on something called GSM technology.
That means it's compatible with T-Mobile, ATT and US Cellular plans.
But he says the phone won't work with Sprint and Verizon, because they operate on a CDMA technology.
Despite that, the phone is so popular it is sold out for now.
The company does promise to have more Blackphones available soon.
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