Just in time to appease the paranoi–I mean–privacy inclined folks who want a dedicated secure phone (see the VYSK case if you want something that works with your existing one) comes more news about the forthcoming Blackphone. Be it Heartbleed, IE or Safari flaws, etc, the market for secure devices is appearing out of a perceived (quite possibly real) necessity.
Details on the Blackphone were released this morning regarding its decided processor – an NVIDIA Tegra 4i processor and i500 LTE modem. To this point, there was no exact word on which SoC would be used on the device, and it is almost a shocker to hear that it will be an NVIDIA chip; not that it’s a bad thing. In the press release, Blackphone gave a quick blurb about the Tegra 4i chip’s ability to meet the unique specifications and demanding performance requirements:
This is a beefy 2Ghz device with LTE, a 4.7″ display, 1GB of RAM, and 8MP rear cam, 2,000 mAh battery and PrivatOS based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat.
Make no mistake – folks are pre-ordering this thing for power after all. And for the price it better damn well be secure ($629).