Angry Birds Heading to Windows Phone 7, 3D Versions Later

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Funny story: When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 back in the fall, the splash page on its website featured a bunch of icons for apps that’d be available in the Windows Phone Marketplace.

One of those icons was the Angry Birds logo.

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, swiftly responded via Twitter:

“We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version. Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission.”

There’s been plenty of talk about the game heading to Windows Phone 7 over the past few months but the latest update comes from Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka, who told quite simply, “We’re working on it.”

As for the unlawful use of the Angry Birds logo on the Windows Phone 7 splash page, Vesterbacka “swears that’s now water under the bridge and that there’s no bad blood between the two companies,” says Pocket-lint.

Vesterbacka also told the site that we can expect to see 3D versions of Angry Birds in the future, though he wouldn’t discuss which platforms the game would be on. We’ll see a handful of 3D-capable phones this year and the Nintendo 3DS stands out as a likely option as well.

There aren’t any confirmed dates for the 3D versions or the Windows Phone 7 version of Angry Birds yet.

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