Demand for Cingular’s Treo 650 Outstrips Supply

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Early this month, Cingular became the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer the GSM/GPRS version of the Treo 650.

However, Cingular recently removed this device from its web site.

As it turns out, though, this isn’t a sign that there’s problem with this smartphone. Instead, demand for it is so high that palmOne can’t supply enough to Cingular, according to MobileTracker.

Therefore the carrier has temporarily removed the Treo 650 from its consumer web site to make it easier to keep it in stock for its other sales channels.

Treo 650 The Treo 650 can still be found in Cingular stores, as well as the palmOne web site.

Soon, Cingular might not be the only carrier to run through its supply of this device. Starting today, it is available in Europe through Orange and TIM.

This isn’t the first time palmOne has had a hard time keeping up with demand for one of its smartphones. Last year, demand for the Treo 600 outstripped supply.

At that time, the shortage was caused by difficulties getting enough parts to make the device.

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