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Silent Circle revamps secure smartphone

Blacker is the new black

MWC 2015 Silent Circle ‪has lifted the lid of the Blackphone‬ 2 smartphone and ‪Blackphone‬+ tablet.

Blackphone 2 – due in the in the second half of 2015 – will add a faster 8-core processor, three times more RAM, a longer-lasting battery, and a larger Full HD display.

Blackphone+ will also debut in the second half of this year, although details remain a little sketchy.

PrivatOS 1.1, the first major upgrade to Silent Circle's OS, introduces Spaces, essentially virtualisation technology that segments private and business data on the same device.

Silent Circle also launched its Mobile Enterprise Privacy Platform, which offers the ability to establish encrypted conference calls through Silent Meeting.

The technology refresh, announced during a meeting at the Mobile World Congress, came in conjunction with an announcement that Silent Circle has also bought out its partner (Geeksphone) in the SGP Technologies joint venture.

Silent circle also said that it had raised approximately $50m in a private, common equity round to support its ongoing growth. ®

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