The company is able to deliver its own OS updates and security patches over the air, without having to wait for carriers to verify them.
It enables Silent Circle to ship the phone fully encrypted by default.
But many of those made-for-enterprise devices are clumsy and out of step with the consumer market.
Workers accept them begrudgingly and openly wish they could just use their "real phone." The Blackphone 2, however, could solve that.
Some of the finds are surprising, like the social networking app that wants the ability to access and delete your phone's call log, or the fact that almost every app, even the most basic of utilities, wants to see your contacts.