How quickly did the Blackphone sell out?
Blackphone started taking preorders on the day of the phone's announcement Feb. 24 and sold out April 9, according to Weir-Jones.
"It was a very aggressive response," Weir-Jones said. "The challenge that security tools always have is they always end up being a bit too complicated and a bit too user-unfriendly, and we really wanted to focus on making this tool accessible."
Weir-Jones could not disclose the number of preorders received but did say Blackphone anticipates selling 10 million phones in the next three to four years.