Amazon Re-lists All Blu Smartphones After a “False Alarm”

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Remember last week’s article about Amazon pulling out all Blu Smartphones from their retail site due to cybersecurity threats?  Well, not anymore.

Every single Blu handset is back after the Miami-based Android company confirmed in a statement that there has been “no breach or issue of any kind with any of its devices.”

The issue began when researchers from Kryptowire revealed that all phones from Blu still contained spying software from a Chinese company, which then prompted Amazon to suspend all sales, including the Prime-Exclusive Blu R1 HD.

“Regarding that some information may be stored in China servers, their privacy policy clearly states that some of the data collected can be stored in servers outside the US, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having a server in China. BLU management takes issue with the statement that any server in China is prone to risk while several other multibillion dollar companies and other mobile manufactures such as Huawei and ZTE use them.  BLU has several policies in place which takes customer privacy and security very seriously, and confirms that there has been no breach or issue of any kind with any of its devices.”

After feeling a little blue (sorry, I just had to ☺) for a couple of days, the company happily announced on its official Twitter account that all Blu devices are now back up for sale on Amazon and called the whole fiasco a “false alarm.”

Blu may not be as popular as other brands like Samsung or Apple but its devices ranked well on Amazon’s Best Selling Unlocked Cellphones.

#2:  BLU Advance 5.0 ($59.99)

#4:   BLU R1 HD ($109.99/$49.99 for Prime Members)

#12:  BLU Studio X8 HD ($49.99)

#15:  BLU Advance ($69.99)


If you want to save more on your next Android smartphone, you might want to check out Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phones that offer deep discounts on brands like Nokia, Motorola and Alcatel.