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Analyst to Make More Verizon iPhone Predictions, Analyst Predicts

An analyst known for making predictions about a Verizon iPhone is now predicting he’ll make more predictions sometime in the next quarter, or possibly early next year.

By (@JRRaphael)

June 28, 2010

The story you're about to read is not (entirely) true. It is, however, more accurate than most things on network television.

Verizon iPhoneWall Street analyst Brian Marshall will soon be making more Verizon iPhone predictions, Wall Street analyst Brian Marshall has predicted.

Marshall, an equity researcher with BroadPoint AmTech, made the prediction in a note sent to investors today.

“We are fully expecting to see more meaningless but confidently asserted statements in the foreseeable future,” the note says.

Marshall has become somewhat of a regular in the Verizon iPhone guessing game. Back in October of 2009, he confidently asserted that the iPhone would reach Verizon in the second half of 2010. Then, in May of 2010, he confidently asserted that the iPhone would reach Verizon sometime in 2011.

According to his new research note, Marshall’s next meaningless but confidently asserted statement will be made once it appears his last one won’t come true.

“Our analyses suggest my next Verizon iPhone prediction will be released either in late 2010 or early 2011,” Marshall’s note says. “At that point, it is believed I will confidently assert that the iPhone will reach Verizon within the first, second, third, or fourth quarter of 2012, or possibly within one of the 12 months of 2013 or 2014.”

Marshall was away from his office when we attempted to reach him for comment. His secretary, however, predicted he would be returning sometime within the second half of the day, or possibly early in the first quarter of tomorrow.

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