The original Blackphone was unveiled last year and its successor – the Blackphone 2 – as well as the first ever Blacktablet have been announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
What is so exciting about this phone is that it’s made by the Spanish firm GeeksPhone in conjunction with security experts Silent Circle and Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). This means that the phone is fully encrypted by default and comes with a suite of secure features that let you make calls and send texts that are impossible to eavesdrop on or track.
This is particularly important for us ordinary, non-spy people. In this digital age where apps and widgets require access to everything from our photos to our private text messages, the Blackphone could be exactly what the citizen ordered.
The privacy firm announced tablet and both devices will go on sale later this year. Neither will be tied to a network and price details have yet to be announced.