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Blackberry partners with Samsung on new security platform for Galaxy phones, tabs


Blackberry has struck a wide-ranging partnership with Samsung, unveiling its new security platform and mobile device management for Android Galaxy phones and tablets, sending its shares more than six percent higher.

The system couples Blackberry's device management capability with the KNOX software embedded on Samsung's Galaxy phones and tablets.

Accoridng to, it will be available in early 2015, the companies said.

John Jackson, a technology analyst at International Data Corporation (IDC) said that the partnership of Blackberry and Samsung is a very big deal.

The partnership will have the maximum significant practical impact potential, said Jackson.

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First Published: Fri, November 14 2014. 14:33 IST