Mobile Content Bits: Apple’s 10 Billion; Sony Qriocity; WP7 Data/Yahoo

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Apple: The App Store hit its ten-billionth download on January 22. Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) had turned the occasion into a contest, with an $10,000 iTunes gift card going to the person who downloaded number ten billion. That turned out to be Gail Davis, from the London, England suburb of Orpington. She had been downloading “Paper Glider“, the free game that lets users fly paper airplanes. (Release)

Sony/Qriocity: Sony’s unlimited music download service, which goes by the snappy name “Music Unlimited Powered By Qriocity”, has now opened for business in France, Germany, Italy and Spain. The music service debuted in December in the UK and Ireland. The service, which features content from all four major labels, is being sold at two price tiers, €3.99 and €9.99, and is available on a range of Sony (NYSE: SNE) connected devices with plans to extend that to smartphones and other wireless products. (Release)

WP7 Data Leak: Further to Microsoft’s admission last week that Windows Phone-7 powered handsets were sending “phantom” data of up to 50MB per day, and that it was because of an unspecified app, people have been trying to figure out which app could be the culprit. One guess: the Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) Mail IMAP push email client, which “apparently consumes way more data than Google’s IMAP when setup [sic] on a Windows Phone 7 device.” (via MobileTechWorld)

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