blackphoneWe happen to live in a world where security breaches seem to happen all too often, and with a number of mobile devices that we tote around these days, it also makes plenty of sense to ensure that whatever handset or tablet we carry would come with its fair share of security features. Take the upcoming Android-powered smartphone called the Blackphone for instance – this is a privacy-centric device that is all set to ship in three weeks’ time.

The Blackphone happens to be a partnership between Geeksphone as well as Silent Circle, where it was first introduced over at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and the $629 Blackphone did see a surge in its orders that it just took all of a couple of weeks in order to sell out.

Just what does the Blackphone offer to the high ranking executive (or basically, anyone else who decides to tote one)? For starters, it will arrive with a suite of secure apps which will ensure that your communication on the device will not be so easily compromised by those with the technical know how as well as nefarious intentions accompanying such knowledge. In terms of its hardware, nothing new that will make jaws drop is offered, ranging from a 4.7” display with 720p resolution, a 2GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 4i processor, 16GB of internal memory, 1GB RAM, an 8MP shooter at the back, a 5MP camera in front, global LTE support, all crammed into a black polycarbonate body that oozes with style.

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