Blackphone Stories August 19, 2015


The security-focused Blackphone 2, announced at Mobile World Congress back in March, is now available for pre-order, shipping sometime next month. With the company now focused on bulk sales to enterprise rather than to consumers, the webpage doesn’t reveal pricing, which likely depends on volume. The existing model came in at $629.

While Android wouldn’t necessarily be the obvious starting point for a smartphone whose selling-point is privacy, the company says that the combination of its Android-based Silent OS and own-brand apps ensures that data is secured and communications are encrypted …  expand full story

Blackphone Stories March 2, 2015


A new version of the $629 privacy-focused Android smartphone Blackphone was announced today by the handset’s maker during the Mobile World Congress event. The new phone will feature significant internal and external upgrades, including a full-HD 5.5-inch display, an improved processor, and a redesigned exterior that sports glass on both the front and back of the device.

The company also says it’s working on a tablet…

Blackphone Stories December 9, 2014

The Blackphone

Blackphone, the Android-powered smartphone that aims to be the most secure handset in the world, has announced a slew of new features for an upcoming revamp of its PrivatOS operating system. Most notable is the addition of “Spaces,” which will provide users an easy way to separate apps and secure accounts & data between multiple “environments.” Blackphone has also announced the launch of what it claims is the world’s very first privacy-focused app marketplace…

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Blackphone Stories October 10, 2014

Privacy-focused Blackphone maker working on a new tablet

If expressions like “Big Brother” and “The Man” make you feel uneasy, there’s a slight chance that you may have ponied up $629 for the security-focused Blackphone. But if your 4.7-inch Android PrivateOS handset isn’t quite big enough to meet your anonymous web browsing needs, Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas is working on a solution.

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