Supplies of BlackBerry Curve 8500 hit a bump

Interestingly enough, sales of the BlackBerry Curve 8500 were said to be spectacular enough that shortages are in store, according to RIM when discussing their latest fiscal results. A huge percentage of the 10.5 million BlackBerries shipped recently comprised of the entry level Curve 8500, and has left the company gasping for air to keep up with demand. These shortages are sustained enough that RIM expects to hit a limit concerning the number of phones it can ship this coming spring, and already put up a warning that its inventory would be “extremely low.” Hmmm, guess it just goes to show that no matter how high end of feature packed a phone can be, you must still cater to the average Joe who has limited spending power if you want to turn a profit.

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