Blackphone+ launched alongside the Blackphone 2 at MWC, 2015 in Barcelona is the first tablet to come from the stable of Silent Circle, a company probably most known for its security-centric smartphone, Blackphone. Little information is available on the specifications of what has been tagged “the world’s first privacy focused tablet.”
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The Much We Know
According to Silent Circle, Blackphone+ tablet is designed with the principal aim of providing privacy to contemporary mobile professionals. But the full specifications of the tablet were not revealed by the company at its unveiling at the Mobile World Congress.
It has, however, been disclosed that the slate will have a 7-inch display and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The tablet is designed to handle heavy-duty tasks users could do on a desktop computer or laptop.
Blackphone+ runs on Silent Circle’s latest operating system, PrivatOS 1.1. This software is a variant of Android operating system that has been tweaked to deliver a highly secure device. One unique addition to the security-focused software is Spaces.
This feature is basically a system of virtualisation, enabling users to create different compartments on the slate for different purposes. There is a Personal Space for your personal apps and files, Enterprise Space for work-related items, and Silent Space for highly sensitive files. You can also create other spaces.
The use of these spaces and compartments can be likened to using different devices with own operating system and password.
The ‘Silent Suite’ apps are available for use in each of the spaces that may be created on the Blackphone+ tablet. These apps include Silent Phone, Silent Text and Silent Contacts which are used to encrypt all communications being transmitted from the tablet.
A unique Silent Meeting feature makes it possible for users to make secure conference calls without need for access codes. There is also a Silent Store which has been described as the premier privacy-focused app store in the world.
Blackphone+ has unique selling propositions in the tablet market, as more users become increasingly security conscious. The slate will be available later in the year.