BlackBerry Vs. Blackphone Security

Blackphone hits back at BlackBerry, says people actually want to buy its phones

By on July 15, 2014 at 1:51 PM.

Blackphone hits back at BlackBerry, says people actually want to buy its phones

It looks like John Chen’s feisty BlackBerry has made itself another enemy. Last week, BlackBerry put up a post on its official blog that trashed the Blackphone for only offering “consumer-grade” security that couldn’t come close to touching BlackBerry’s enterprise-grade security. Blackphone isn’t taking this insult lying down, however, because it’s just shot back and said that, unlike BlackBerry, it makes secure smartphones that people actually want to buy. More →

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Android Blackphone Release Date

The world’s most secure Android phone is now shipping

By on June 30, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

The world’s most secure Android phone is now shipping

Android phones don’t exactly have a reputation for BlackBerry-like security but one new device is aiming to change that. Blackphone, a new Android device developed by the secure communications specialists at Silent Circle and that sells for $630 off contract, has now finally started shipping. More →

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Blackphone Release Date

World’s most secure Android phone finally starts shipping next month

By on June 16, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

World’s most secure Android phone finally starts shipping next month

Secure communications specialist Silent Circle recently set out to build the most secure Android phone in the world, and some have gone as far as to call the company’s Blackphone an “NSA-proof” smartphone. That statement can’t be confirmed, of course, since the NSA surely still has a few tricks up its sleeve that we don’t know about. What we can say, however, is that people concerned with keeping their mobile communications private will soon have a new option that is more secure than any publicly available Android phone currently on the market. More →

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Blackphone Android Phone

Company behind the most secure Android phone in the world raises $30M

By on May 21, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Company behind the most secure Android phone in the world raises $30M

Silent Circle started as an app developer dedicated to creating secure messaging and voice communications solutions. Following last year’s revelations surrounding PRISM and other NSA spying programs, the company decided to take things a step further and develop the “Blackphone” Android smartphone that focuses on security and privacy above all else. Apparently there is quite a bit of demand for such a device, because Silent Circle on Wednesday announced a big new funding round. More →

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Blackphone Specs, Price, Release Date

New Android phone thinks your privacy is worth $629

By on February 24, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

New Android phone thinks your privacy is worth $629

Blackphone, the Android phone that’s supposed to enhance the privacy of the user, actually has a price and can be pre-ordered. The device costs $629, The Next Web reports, and the smartphone will start shipping this June. In addition to pre-order details for the smartphone, Geeksphone has also listed some specs and features for the device. The Blackphone will offer a 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel camera 802.11n, and 4G LTE support. More →

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Blackphone Android Smartphone Launch

‘Blackphone’ might be the first NSA-proof smartphone

By on January 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

‘Blackphone’ might be the first NSA-proof smartphone

Blackphone will supposedly be the first Android smartphone in the world to focus on privacy and control, and the device will be unveiled in Barcelona next month, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC). The Blackphone initiative is a joint international effort, co-founded by Spanish hardware manufacturer Geeksphone and Silent Circle, provider of various software solutions meant to protect users’ privacy. More →

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