Orange France sells 30,000 iPhones in first week

5 Dec 2007

Orange France, the mobile and internet arm of French fixed line operator France Telecom (FT), says it has sold nearly 30,000 iPhones in the country since launching the new device last week. Apple’s much-vaunted iPhone combines the functions of a mobile phone with an iPod music player, an internet browser and other multimedia options. Earlier this week FT chief executive officer Didier Lombard said he expects his company to sell between 400,000 and 500,000 iPhone contracts in France next year. The telco is also promising to sell unlocked versions of the handset at a significantly lower price than they cost in either Germany or the UK (currently around USD1,460), Lombard said.

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