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HTC-powered Cryptophone G10i Keeps Secrets Secure

The Cryptophone may look like a rather nondescript clamshell, but that’s exactly what you want. After all, if you’ve got secrets to hide, the last thing you want to do is to draw attention to yourself. The model depicted is the Cryptophone G10i, which bears a striking resemblance to the HTC Star Trek. That makes sense, though, since the idea of the Cryptophone is a joint venture between the Taiwanese smartphone maker and GSMK of Germany. They’ve installed “special software that encrypts calls with 4096 bit Diffie-Hellman key exchange and SHA256 hash function AES 256 and Twofish between Cryptophones.” What all that means is your calls will be encrypted with some of the strongest algorithms available today.

Other than all that cryptic secrecy, the Cryptophone G10i is a pretty normal flip phone with quad-band GSM/GPRS radios, 1.3 megapixel camera, as well as EDGE for slightly speedier data exchanges. This security is far from cheap though, as the G10i is priced at about $2080. Alternatively, you can fork out even more bucks and get the Cryptophone 220, a PDA style handset with even more features.

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