iPhone Sales in France

French carrier Orange reported to the BBC that 20% of the iPhones being sold in the country are unlocked. The contract phones sell for 399 euros, while the unlocked phones reportedly sell for 749 euros, almost twice as much. The latter translates to $1,098 at today's exchange rate!

According to Reuters, Orange sold 30,000 iPhones in the first weekend, which is .0006% of the market of 51 million. That compares with initial weekend sales in the US equivalent to .001% of the market (243 million).

Right now the iPhone is the biggest selling smartphone in the US. However, Nokia is a much more formidable competitor in Europe and has many smartphones that aim to compete with the iPhone.