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Apple's iPhone No Rival to BlackBerry, Analyst Says

Monday, 18 Jun 2007 | 4:41 PM ET

As Apple prepares to debut the iPhone in 11 days, David Garrity, director of research at Dinosaur Securities, joined “Morning Call” to weigh how it will compete with other “smart phones” on the market.

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“When you look at the iPhone, you look at its functionality, it appeals to a significantly different customer base than necessarily the enterprise BlackBerry users,” Garrity said. “From that standpoint, the point of comparison between the two really isn’t fair.”

But the iPhone will bring “superior connectivity as far as the Internet,” Garrity added – potentially a strong selling point over Research in Motion's Blackberry.

CNBC’s Jim Goldman reported that the iPhone’s battery will support eight hours of talk time, seven hours of video playback, 24 hours of audio playback and 250 hours of standby time.

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