Digital security and privacy are a buzzing topic these days, particularly in light of the fact that user information from Ashley Madison was just dumped online. Silent Circle is a company that aims to protect your privacy, and that’s why they created the Blackphone, an Android-based smartphone focused on privacy. Now, the second iteration, the Blackphone 2, is nearing release and has just been opened up for pre-orders.
Pricing hasn’t been made public, as pre-orders are being done through a system requiring you to contact sales to put in a pre-order request. The original Blackphone sold for $629, so we’d expect the Blackphone 2 to be somewhere in that ball park. For specs, it has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage plus a microSD card slot, 13-megapixel camera and the selling feature of the phone, Silent OS. As you might guess, Silent OS is a modified version of Android that includes loads of security features including encrypted voice calls, encrypted text messages and the ability to create Spaces, which are separate, virtual phones on the same device, allowing work and personal data to remain entirely separate.
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