BLU phones back on Amazon following privacy fears
Phone manufacturer BLU (short for Bold Like Us) is known for selling some of the cheapest Android phones on the market. Despite their low cost, though, BLU phones typically offer a decent experience that belies their low cost. Earlier this week, however, the Florida-based company was accused of selling some devices with spyware baked into the system kernel. Due to these claims, Amazon immediately pulled certain BLU products from their retail site. After what seems like a short vetting process, the accused devices are once again available on Amazon.
In a tweet posted Friday, BLU announced that their phones would be back up on Amazon following what they called a “false alarm.” So for those consumers hoping to score a decent smartphone on the cheap, BLU may once again be a viable option. Keep in mind, though, that BLU does reserve the right to collect and store user data (as most smartphone providers do).