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Angry Birds Even Angrier Over Windows Phone 7 Gaffe

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Before this weekend, in stark contrast to the title of its top-selling game, Finnish game developer Rovio was far from angry. Its puzzle game Angry Birds has been a runaway hit -- selling over 6.5 million copies on the iPhone, downloaded over one million times on the Android, with plans to be unleashed on the PSP and Nintendo DS in the coming months.

Rovio's mood was high, until Microsoft posted a teaser for its Windows Phone 7 platform and the apps expected to launch with the OS. Among the icons for eBay, Twitter, and Tap Tap Revenge, there sat one for Angry Birds.

The problem is, Rovio never agreed to make a Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds.

In a furious Tweet, Rovio posted, "We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version. Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission." In subsequent Twitter posts, the company didn't rule out designing a future Windows Phone 7 version, but was just put off by Microsoft's presumptuous inclusion.

According to Ina Fried of CNet News, Microsoft included the Angry Birds icon by mistake and that particular teaser website wasn't supposed to be made live.

Well, every phone launch is expected to have some bugs, right?
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