Silent Circle tablet coming soon
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.