Orange France has revealed its iPhone sales figures for the first time, confirming over ten per cent of iPhones sold were sold unlocked, loosely in line with estimates that one-in-ten of the devices sold are then unlocked for use on other networks.

Speaking to UK technology news website, Pocket-lint, Orange France confirmed that as of January 31 2008 the mobile network had sold 90,000 iPhones in total since late November last year.

The report reveals that 14 per cent of iPhones sold were sold unlocked (which is a legal requirement in France, where Apple and Orange have been forced to sell an unlocked model). The remaining smartphones were sold for use on the Orange network.

These reports are the first firm sales figures to emerge from a European iPhone partner, though in the UK O2 has called iPhone the "fastest-selling" device it has ever sold.

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