No Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7 This Year

By on November 26th, 2010 14:55 GMT

Windows Phone 7, the latest mobile operating system flavor that Redmond-based software giant Microsoft brought to the market during the ongoing year, should receive some appealing new applications in the future, including an Angry Birds version from Rovio.

There has been a lot of talk on whether the solution would actually be released for Windows Phone 7 devices too, and it appears that the game's developers decided they should come up with this app flavor as well.

However, nothing would happen before end of the ongoing year, the company announced via Twitter. The development of Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7 would take a lot of work, it seems, since the OS is completely different from Android or iOS.

When asked whether we should see a Windows Phone 7 flavor of Angry Birds released into the wild, Rovio responded: “not this year, takes a lot of work to do WP7.”

Basically, this should confirm that the game is set to make an appearance on Windows Phone 7 devices sometime next year, though it still remains to be seen when exactly that would happen.

Some suggest that the development of applications for Windows Phone 7 might actually be easier than on other operating systems, and it remains to be seen why Rovio would say that building the game for the platform would take a lot of work.

For those who might have not encountered the game before, we should note that Angry Birds is one of the popular titles for Apple's iOS, while already becoming very popular on handsets running under Google's Android platform.

The game was released for Symbian and Palm webOS too, and should soon become available on Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3, as the company announced not too long ago.

There are great chances that the Windows Phone 7 version of the game would be tightly related to the Xbox 360 version, since the OS comes with support for Xbox Live, but nothing was announced on this for the time being.


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