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Silent Circle unleashes new Blackphone 2

Earlier today, Silent Circle announced the general availability of the new Blackphone 2. This will be the second handset released by Silent Circle that claims to offer a secure andeasy to use mobile device.

Bill Conner, the President and CEO of Silent Circle said "Blackphone 2 combines an enhanced Android operating system with a suite of apps designed to keep your enterprise and personal information separate and private. We’re proud to deliver a safe and sexy device with a seamless user experience".

The new Blackphone 2 is touted as enterprise ready with support for Google's Android for Work program and seamless integration with Google's suite of applications. The device is also ready to integrate with popular mobile device management systems such as MobileIron, Citrix, Good and SOTI.

The device includes a Qualcomm octa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of storage which can be expanded via MicroSD, a 5.5" Gorilla Glass HD display and a 13MP rear-facing camera (5MP front-facing). The device comes with a massive 3060 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0.

Silent Circle has a unique offering amongst mobile providers, they develop their own apps with a focus on security, and have one of the fastest response times to vulnerabilities. They claim that they can push patches out to systems within 72 hours of detection or reporting and that updates comes without carrier delays directly from Silent Circle.

The downside to this device is the cost. This device will set you back $799 USD, for comparison the iPhone 6s, considered a premium device, comes in at $749.

Source: Silent Circle (Facebook)

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