Blackphone Details Revealed
Updated: Added minor details.
Geeksphone and Silent Circle today announced new details of their privacy-oriented Blackphone. The phone includes LTE, a 4.7-inch screen, 16 GB of storage, and 2 GB of RAM. The Android-based PrivatOS software not only offers secure calling, text and data, but also comes with software for secure video calling, anonymous web search, secure file exchange, and secure conference calling. Special software controls the Wi-Fi radio to expose the phone only to trusted networks and devices. Each phone includes two years of these Silent Circle services, and one year of "friends and family" service for up to three people, which enables secure communication with other people with standard Android or iOS phones. Pre-orders start today, with shipment estimated for June. It is fully unlocked and priced at $629.
Hands-On: Silent Circle Blackphone
The Blackphone is a smartphone for corner office types who absolutely require encrypted, secure communications. Silent Circle's second-generation handset is a handsome piece of hardware.
Turing Phone to Offer Secure Communications in Liquidmetal Body
Turing Robotic Industries today announced the Turing Phone, a handset that focuses on providing secure communications while wrapped in a futuristic design. Turing says the device is molded from Liquidmorphium, what it describes as "an amorphous alloy of zirconium, copper, aluminum, nickel, and silver that provides greater tensile strength than either titanium or steel." The materials protect the phone from screen breaks or other damage that might be caused by shocks.
Blackphone 2 to Arrive In September
Silent Circle has begun accepting preorders for the Blackphone 2, its second-generation secure handset. The device has been upgraded with a larger 5.5-inch full HD screen, faster 1.7GHz octa-core processor, a more generous allotment of RAM at 3GB, and 32GB of internal storage.
Blackphone 2 Goes On Sale
Silent Circle today said its Blackphone 2 smartphone is now available for sale in the U.S. The handset, announced earlier this year, is a privacy-minded smartphone that offers security for business users.
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