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Angry Birds and Windows Phone 7?

Whoops. Most of us probably didn’t even catch it, but it seems as if Microsoft added an Angry Birds icon to one of their websites and the developer wasn’t too thrilled. Rovio Mobile tweeted today that they have not committed to making a Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds. According to TechFlash, Microsoft pulled the icon from their site and claimed it was a mistake that it appeared.

I would be willing to bet that Rovio Mobile is planning it, but didn’t appreciate Microsoft adding their icon without permission. That’s just my hunch at least. Angry Birds has become wildly popular and if Windows Phone 7 sells, there’s no reason why they wouldn’t port the game. I finished the game on the iPad not too long ago and it is truly addictive.

Source: Engadget

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5 Comments

  1. Sickofrovio

    10/11/2010 at 12:30 pm

    these guys at rovio have come a long way. a year ago they would kill to have the exposure yet now they are so big they can be upset about it. there will come a day when they will be hoping they get the exposure again when the world tires of their current games.

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    • Chris Leckness

      10/11/2010 at 4:54 pm

      Ya… instant success can go to one’s head. :)

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    • Michael Anderson

      10/11/2010 at 5:17 pm

      But at the same time, Microsoft is pretty desperate as they are being seen more and more like IBM was 25 years ago – stuff you need for the office and not much else. They are *desperate* for success here, and do we really need a litany of times they have pulled crap like this before?

      Also, Apps are *huge* – I was reading something about ‘all hat and no cattle’ or whatever, pretty much how with a cool phone and OS and few apps Microsoft could possibly fail before they get a chance to succeed. Putting up Angry Birds makes it look like they have one of the hottest current mobile games on their platform … while in reality they don’t.

      As for Rovio, with success they have also had to go on the defensive against all of the usual copiers who try to quickly churn out similar sounding games. It doesn’t matter if this is their 15 minutes, it is THEIR 15 minutes, and they are correct to protect every $ they can.

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  2. Seo Bro

    10/11/2010 at 3:43 pm

    That is so TWEET, sweet, I mean.

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