BUZZ-BlackBerry Ltd: Up on partnerships in mobile services

Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:58pm EST
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** Canadian smartphone maker's U.S.-listed shares up 7.6 pct at $12.13, hits highest since August 2013

** Toronto-listed shares up 8 pct at C$13.80, highest since June 2013

** Launches mobile-device management and security platform

** Says would team up with Samsung to provide highly secure mobility solution for its android phones

** The new platform - the BlackBerry Enterprise Service, or BES 12 -- will allow corporations and government agencies to manage and make secure not only BlackBerry's mobile devices, but also those running on rival operating systems like Google Android, Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows platform

** More than 26 mln shares changed hands by 1845 GMT