Geeksphone stops smartphone sales

Spanish device start-up Geeksphone said it will “not undertake new projects”, stating that it is “very difficult for a company to maintain its viability and business” while maintaining its core philosophy. The company said that it has “always worked for …

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BlackPhone maker Silent Circle taps into new market

Encrypted communications firm Silent Circle is riding an unexpected wave of attention and success following a spate of recent high-profile cyber attacks to have hit the tech industry. In an interview last night in London, CMO Rob Smith (pictured) told Mobile World Live …

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Blackphone-maker CEO: “We’re a ‘next-gen Apple’ in a post-Sony world”

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Bill Conner, chief executive of Blackphone-maker Silent Circle, claims the company should now be seen as a “kind of next-generation Apple” as it looks to build on sales of almost $750 million since last June. “Apple brought usability to …

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Blackphone readying Silent Store launch

Blackphone began courting app developers for its Silent Store, stating that it is “confident this will become a premier venue for discovery and distribution of privacy-conscious apps to enterprise and individual customers around the world”. At launch, the store will …

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Blackphone to launch first privacy-focused app store

An app store for the privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone will be launched in early 2015, as part of an update to the PrivatOS operating system. When it launches in January, the Blackphone app store will be the first to include titles …

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