Microsoft may have left a less-than-favourable impression on Rovio Mobile by using the Angry Birds logo in an advertisement to tout that theWindows Phone 7 will have a ton of cool apps well before the latter has yet to even commit to such a port (if at all), but the latest turn of events seems to suggest that the game's developers have since decided to let bygones be bygones. After all, that can be the only reason Angry Birds is now available for download on Windows Phone 7, no?
It is common knowledge that in the smartphone space, having a top-notch operating system is no longer enough to win the hearts of consumers over to a company's side. Rather, the one factor which can potentially make or break a mobile operating system today lies in the size of its app repository, and suffice to say consumers are not going to be interested in a new platform if it cannot offer the same popular apps that are currently available on competing operating systems.
While it is clear to all that Microsoft has got its work cut out for it in terms of being able to deliver a well-populated app repository that is capable of attracting consumers to its Windows Phone 7 platform, consumers will undoubtedly be gratified to know that the world's most popular casual game for smartphones, Angry Birds, is finally available for download on their WP7-powered devices.
The Windows Phone 7 port of Angry Birds is identical to the ones that have already been released for both iOS and Android, so suffice to say Windows Phone 7 users are not going to be getting any extra love from Rovio in the form of additional platform-exclusive content. However, we'd dare say that owners of Windows Phone 7-powered handsets will probably be more than satisfied to finally have their chance in experiencing just how addictive the act of flinging some furious avians onto huge green pigs can be. Of course, do make sure that you keep your bird-flinging acts out of sight from the boss; we don't want to be held responsible for any unhappy exchanges between you and your superiors about how the office is supposed to be a place for working, and not gaming.
Oh, and one more thing, the Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds is not a free download. Rather, you will have to fork out US$2.99 for the right to engage in some avian-bovine carnage from the luxury from your smartphone. But hey, that's a small price to pay for what the game is really worth, right?
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