BlackBerry Priv is now available from Walmart
BlackBerry has started rolling out its first Android powered phone, the BlackBerry Priv, at certain retailers in the U.S. For example, the slider is now available at big box retailer Best Buy and office supply chain Staples. Starting today, BlackBerry has greatly increased the distribution of the Priv in the U.S. as the phone can now be ordered from Walmart's online store. Once the phone has been purchased online, it can be shipped to the buyer's home, or picked up at the nearest Walmart location.
The model being sold at Walmart happens to be the same unlocked version (STV100-1) that BlackBerry is peddling on its ShopBlackBerry website. The only other version of the phone offered in the U.S. is the AT&T branded Priv available from the carrier. Back in October, a picture of the Priv running on the Verizon network was spotted on Instagram. Last month, Big Red sent out a tweet saying that the Priv is "coming soon".
While the Priv is now being sold by the largest discount retailer on the planet, there is no change in the pricing of the handset. The Priv is $699.99 at Walmart, the same price that BlackBerry charges for the phone on its website.
source: Walmart via Crackberry