BARCELONA: Silent Circle has unveiled the Blackphone+ tablet at Mobile World Congress (MWC), as well as its second-generation Blackphone handset.
The 7in Blackphone+ is the "world's first secure tablet and smartphone" in one, according to the firm.
The device will launch "later in the year", but full specifications have yet be unveiled. However, Silent Circle confirmed that it is based on a Qualcomm processor and the firm's PrivatOS software.
Silent Circle was keen to point out that the Blackphone+ is the only tablet for people who really care about personal privacy at home and at work.
Mike Janke, former US Navy seal and security expert at Silent Circle, said: "We're not interested in selfie sticks, bending phones or candy colours. We want to challenge convention and make sure devices are secure at the core.
"We believe it's a God-given right for every law abiding citizen to have privacy, and that's what Blackphone devices offer."
Silent Circle also unveiled the second-generation Blackphone 2 handset, which the company described as "sexy and safe" in a dig at the current wave of smartphones.
The Blackphone 2 will ship in the second half of the year with a 5.5in Full HD display, an as yet unspecified 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 3,060mAh battery. The handset's storage can be expanded via microSD.
Like the Blackphone tablet, the Blackphone 2 runs Silent Circle's PrivatOS software which is now at version 1.1.
This updated PrivatOS comes with three separate areas - Silent Space, Enterprise Space and Personal Space - allowing users to split apps into individual containers.
Silent Space offers the same security application suite as found on the original smartphone.
PrivatOS 1.1 also ships with an updated version of Silent Suite, which offers encrypted phone calls and text messages. A new feature called Silent World, meanwhile, offers an encrypted calling plan option to "communicate privately with those that don't have a Blackphone".
Silent Meeting is another new feature, which the company describes as the world's first truly encrypted conference calling platform, while Silent Manager gives administrators a simple web-based platform to manage plans, users and devices.
Bill Conner, president and CEO of Silent Circle, said: "I think Silent Circle is the next-generation Apple. It is going to transform security, and it's going to transform the way businesses and employees work, play and live. No-one has done this today."
Silent Circle also announced that the second generation of its privacy-focused app store, Silent Store, will launch later this year.
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