Want Blackberry 8800? Get in line

FROM THE TRENCHES: Research In Motion(RIMM) is riding high these days, thanks to sleek and sexy Blackberry Pearl. The slimmed down email-monster is one of the hottest selling devices, not just in the US but also in the farthest corners of the world.

Seems like they are going to do an encore with their new Blackberry 8800 device as well. As luck would have it, I had two meetings today, both in the vicinity of Cingular (AT&T) stores, and had a few minutes of downtime.

I decided to pop-in and get a first hand look at the new slimmed down Blackberry, and if it felt good enough, then buy one.

No such luck: both stores were sold out and the sales persons told me there is a waiting list. It be atleast a week before I can get my paws on one of these lovelies. The scarcity is making me crave the device more. Damn – this thing is as hot as Wii before the holidays. Will the momentum sustain itself or will it go the way of the Nintendo Wii?