Makers of the expensive, privacy-focused Blackphone Silent Circle said that it is currently working to release its new product; this time it will be launching a privacy-minded tablet. Silent Circle launched Blackphone in partnership with Geeksphone keeping in mind the needs of people looking for privacy and encryption in their phone.
It’s true that BlackPhone is a pretty expensive device, but there’s no denying the fact that it provides users with a range of encryption services and privacy applications. Silent Circle’s co-founder Jon Callas said that the BlackPhone is only the first device from the company and added that they will keep on launching more such pieces in the future; the privacy-focused tablet the company is planning to launch is just one of them.
Callas informed that his company’s upcoming tablet will be launched soon and will come packed with a bigger screen and much improved features than BlackPhone. However, he hasn’t said anything about the device’s price or exact launch date. We all know that BlackPhone was quite costly and came with a hefty price tag of $630; so, the company’s tablet will also probably be extremely expensive.
BlackPhone provided its users with an extremely secure OS experience; in addition, the range of privacy apps available on the phone is also pretty impressive. Another thing that left users extremely happy is the one-year subscription people owning BlackPhone got to encryption services.
Here, it must be mentioned that the BlackPhone had to make some sacrifices to play the role of a perfectly secure device; the departments it sacrificed in include its design and performance. While the phone had a pretty generic, bulky structure, its performance was quite spotty. Users were also not very happy with its user-experience and app compatibility.
Callas when talking about the company’s upcoming tablet, however, didn’t mention the above issues surrounding the BlackPhone. So, we’ll have to wait and see whether the new product also comes with similar flaws or Silent Circle succeeds in coming up with a device that will allure both people looking for maximum privacy and power users.
Nothing much is revealed by Callas about the features and specifications of the tablet. However, rumors are suggesting that Silent Circle is looking to carry out Google integration on the device. This might make the tablet a more convenient device than the BlackPhone.