A story out of Reuters today reports that Research In Motion’s co-CEO said in an interview that Apple’s iPhone doesn’t pose any threat to the company’s consumer-geared BlackBerry Pearl. “It’s kind of one more entrant into an already very busy space with lots of choice for consumers,” Jim Balsillie said of Apple. “But in terms of a sort of a sea-change for BlackBerry, I would think that’s overstating it.” Of the new BlackBerry, Balsillie says “It’s definitely the thinnest BlackBerry yet … and definitely the premium product for the broad audience of mobile professionals.” He added that RIM expects some people using earlier versions of the full-keyboard BlackBerry will choose to upgrade to the new model.