The world’s most popular gaming app, Angry Birds, is now available for one of the world’s least popular smartphone platforms, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.
Despite attractive Xbox Live integration, Microsoft’s OS has yet to court the variety of app developers that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms have. As a chart topper on Android and iOS, Angry Birds for WP7 therefore represents a key gaming app that Microsoft can add to its arsenal.
“At last. Angry Birds is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace–a few hours ahead of schedule and so fresh it hasn’t even been rated yet,” blogged Microsoft’s Michael Stroh.
“Be the first–or just hunker down with your phone and get dem pigs. The game, the last in Xbox’s Must have Game series for Windows Phone, is free to try and $2.99 to buy.”
As suggested by Stroh, Angry Birds will make up part of the showcased “Must Have Games” app series for the phones, which also includes Doodle Jump, Sonic the Hedgehog and Plants vs Zombies.