Angry Birds aren't happy with Microsoft Windows Phone 7

10 October 2010

So your new mobile operating system is universally panned before it's launched - how do you keep punters interested enough to give you a chance when it's finally available? Well, if you're Microsoft and the OS in question is the already-hated Windows Phone 7, you might attempt to associate it with the one of the most popular mobile games ever.

The problem? There's no association whatsoever.

Some eagle-eyed folk noticed the Angry Birds icon appear on the brochure site for Windows Phone 7 - in fact it's still there:

Bitterwallet - Angry Birds and Windows Phone 7

The casual observer would be led to believe that Angry Birds will be available for Windows Phone 7. Except that'd be wrong. Angry Birds developers Rovio haven't agreed to develop Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7, and were quite vocal about the fact this afternoon on Twitter:

Bitterwallet - Angry Birds and Windows Phone 7 from Microsoft

The most curious factoid of all? Microsoft's Steve Ballmer does bear an uncanny resemblance to the pigs in Angry Birds. Coincidence?

TOPICS:   Games   Mobile


  • dunfyboy
    Strange. It's not like Microsoft to fuck up :-P
  • pete d.
    They'll just buy Rovio
  • PokeHerPete
    What is Angry Birds?
  • Carl
    Seems to be gone now, replaced with a "market place" image.
  • Brian's U.
    Apple has done this in the past by putting an iphone screen shot onto an ipod touch. Just some artworker being lazy me thinks.
  • tin
    Iphone icons zoomed in ever so slightly and made square (MS phone 7 is all about SQUARE you know, none of this rounded corners lark). Lazy bastards.
  • poppy
    Who gives a shit!
  • Kevin
    It's their product's logo. Microsoft used it without permission. It gives the impression that they are supportive of Microsoft AND that it will be available. Fairly simple I would have though.
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