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Mobile Content Bits: Qik On N97, PlayNowPlus In Austria; Blyk Planning India Launch

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Qik: The innovative mobile video streaming app is now getting pre-bundled on Nokia’s latest flagship media phone. The Qik app is ready-included, along with support for more languages, on the N97, Nokia’s new 5-megapixel cameraphone. Release.

PlayNowPlus: SonyEricsson’s pre-licensed unlimited music download package is to be bundled with some its W595 phone through Orange in Austria, the service’s ninth launch territory. PlayNowPlus, powered by Omnifone, offers unlimited music downloads and music sharing out of the box, on mobile and PC – like Nokia’s Comes With Music, the cost of the music is absorbed in to the handset cost. More from Orange.at.

Blyk goes to India: Ad-funded, youth targeted mobile service provider Blyk is bringing its model of free talk-time and texts in return for viewing advertising to India. Livemint.com reports that senior level recruitment is already underway, according to an unnamed source who has been hired as a communications executive at the new operation. Blyk spokesperson Ann Sarimo confirmed that Blyk plans on entering the Indian market, but declined to comment on timing. More at mocoNews.net.