Orange today announced
that it has sold one million iPhones in France since its initial offering of the original iPhone in November 2007
. In recognition of the milestone, Orange is offering its customers free access to its Roland-Garros iPhone application, providing tennis fans with mobile viewing of the upcoming French Open.
In the release, Orange also highlights a number of other iPhone applications that have been released by the wireless provider:
- Orange TV, with access to over 60 television channels in mobile HD TV quality
- Liveradio, with streaming access to thousands of webradios worldwide
- Spotfinder, for finding the nearest WiFi HotSpots, by address or geolocation
- Mazonevido, for viewing and sharing videos on the web and mobile phones
Orange was the exclusive iPhone provider in France until a court ruling
in December 2008 forced Apple to allow other carriers to offer the iPhone for sale. Bouygues Telecom and SFR have since become official iPhone providers.