BRIEF-Blackberry to acquire voice and data encryption firm Secusmart Gmbh

July 29 Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:59am EDT

July 29 (Reuters) - Blackberry :

* Says has agreed to acquire privately-held voice and data encryption firm secusmart gmbh

* Blackberry CEO John Chen says company will soon be back on a growth footing with the last of the lay-offs set to be completed by the end of July

* Says terms of deal not disclosed

* CEO John Chen says turnaround on-track; sees revenue growth kicking in during Q2 Of the next fiscal year Further company coverage: