It appears that T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom) has secured the rights to sell the iPhone exclusively in five European countries. Orange would have secured the sales rights for France.
According to the information in the Financial Times, T-Mobile will sell the iPhone in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Hungary and Croatia. It is conjectured that T-Mobile would give up 10 percent of iPhone revenue to secure the deal.
In the UK, it is The Guardian who claims that O2 has secured the exclusive distribution of the iPhone with an agreement that provides for Apple 40 percent of the revenue generated by the iPhone, in addition to a percentage of the sale price.
Information from The Guardian indicates that the agreement with T-Mobile will be confirmed this coming Wednesday, while the confirmation of the agreement with Orange in France is expected throughout this Tuesday.