Are you looking to secure your smartphone with all the best apps you can find? Are you worried that somebody could take over your device or just might be getting access to your activity? If so, then you have definitely heard about BlackPhone and Silent Circle company which provides the software for it. And now at this year’s MWC event they have decided to unveil the BlackPhone 2.
The company has also announced its Blackphone+ Tablet, but didn’t reveal too many details regarding it. I always found it a bit funny sounding – a blackphone tablet, if you get what I’m saying. Today’s announcement comes after Silent Circle has raised $50 million in funding, which it needed to buy out partner Geeksphone to take full control of the Blackphone business (previously a joint venture).
So this means that they are now making the device on their own, and it definitely sounds harder than before. Also, it’s important to take into account that what has been showcased here in Barcelona is just the prototype, as there a few things still needing to be ironed out before it becomes commercially available.
The BlackPhone 2 will get a octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a bigger battery and a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Silent Sircle also announced the world’s first enterprise privacy platform and I have a feeling that BlackBerry could be somewhat affected by this.
As we can see, the Blackphone 2 will feature a faster processor, more memory, a larger display and better battery life than its predecessor. Both devices will run an updated version of PrivatOS when they go on sale later this year. The software will get a new feature called Spaces which will keep personal and work apps separate. This could make for an appealing feature for those in the business area.