BlackBerry's stock jumps on news that Priv Android smartphone now selling in Walmart

BlackBerry's new Priv Android smartphone appears to be available through the nation's largest physical retailer, Walmart, news that helped raise BlackBerry's share price to its highest level since January.

As Bloomberg noted, BlackBerry's new Priv is listed as "out of stock," on Walmart's U.S. website. The gadget sells for $699. A BlackBerry representative didn't immediately respond to Bloomberg for comment.

Walmart joins AT&T and Amazon in selling the phone. The Priv represents a major new effort by BlackBerry to tap into the Android ecosystem and move its smartphone business beyond devices running the company's own BlackBerry operating system. Article