April 3, 2009 / 1:44 PM / in 9 years

RIM shares jump 20 pct after profit report, outlook

TORONTO, April 3 (Reuters) - Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion RIM.TORIMM.O jumped more than 20 percent on Friday, a day after the company surprised investors with a strong profit report and a rosy outlook for its smartphones despite a grim economy.

RIM shares rose C$13.61 to C$74.60 on the Toronto Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell. On the Nasdaq, the stock shot up $10.29 to $59.38.

$1=$1.24 Canadian Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Peter Galloway

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