Silent Circle tablet coming soon

Silent Circle Blackphone with encrypted calls, messages, and secure Web browsing
Silent Circle Blackphone
The company who launched the privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone promises to deliver a similar tablet in the near future.

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Geeksphone and Silent Circle launched the Blackphone back in June for $629 USD, but without any hardware specs to justify this price. This smartphone was designed with the focus on privacy as it runs PrivatOS, a modified version of Google's Android KitKat. This custom mobile operating system provides encrypted voice/video calls and messaging, as well as anonymous search, secure VPN connectivity, secure cloud storage and private browsing.

Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas revealed  in an interview with BBC Newsbeat that "we are going to have a tablet soon." He also said the NVIDIA Tegra 4i-powered Blackphone sales exceeded the expectations, although this is a niche product with limited appeal.

Although it is obvious that Silent Circle has been working on Blackphone's tablet-size sibling for a while, its price, availability, features and specs are all secret for the time being. We will get back to the Silent Circle-made secure slate as soon as we hear more about it. In the meantime, feel free to enjoy the Blackphone introductory video below.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10-11 (Update: 2014-10-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.