Silent Circle and Geeksphone open Blackphone for pre-order

Silent Circle's privacy-focused BlackPhone is now open for pre-order ahead of launch.

Charles Gantt
Published Mon, Feb 24 2014 9:23 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Silent Circle and Geeksphone announced today that it has officially opened up pre-ordering for its Blackphone, a smartphone designed with encryption and privacy in mind. The phone retails for $629 and is claimed to be the only 100-percent secure smartphone in existence.

Silent Circle and Geeksphone open Blackphone for pre-order |

The Blackphone will feature a quad-core 2GHz processor of unknown origin as well as 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and full support for most LTE networks. While the BlackPhone will not outshine flagship phones from Samsung, LG, and HTC, the device is said to beat them all in security, a topic at the front of many minds after recent PRISM and Snowden events. The phone will run a flavor of Android that has been highly customized, as well as custom apps designed by Silent Circle to remotely wipe the phone from anywhere, as well as a full featured security center.


A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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