Geeksphone to Exit Hardware Business
Geeksphone, the Spanish handset maker, recently announced plans to exit the hardware business. Geeksphone made several handsets, including a Firefox OS phone and the secure Blackphone. Earlier this year, Geeksphone sold the Blackphone hardware business to Silent Circle, its partner in the secure phone endeavour. The company developed a total of six phones and said it sold several thousand handsets since its 2009 launch. The company is breaking up and its executives are headed in several different directions. "When we started the Geeksphone project, we never imagined that we would develop six smartphones in just five years," said Rodrigo Silva-Ramos, Geeksphone's Co-Founder. "We are very grateful and proud of having achieved so many professional and personal success and, above all, we are extremely proud to have received great recognition from both the industry and the users."
Blackphone 2 to Arrive In September
Aug 19, 2015
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
Sep 28, 2015
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.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Jun 21, 2017
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
U.S. Carriers Share Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launch Plans and Pricing
Feb 25, 2018
All four major carriers in the U.S. plan to sell the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ beginning in March.