9 thoughts on “Angry Birds for Windows Phone 7? Don't Count on It”

      1. anyways, if this was Apple making the mistake, rather than an quick apology, you’d have silence….. then denial, then a big ‘ole smoke and mirrors show, where Steve Jobs would blame others but still give out lollipops just for the heck of it- gobble, gobble >:)

  1. The only apps coming to Windows Phone 7 are made by hobbyists, or are major apps that Microsoft has paid the software vendor to port, and in most cases also given a written profit guarantee.

    Everyone has a price. Obviously in this case, Microsoft hasn’t offered the developers enough money that would turn them into Happy Birds.

  2. Thinking a bit more about Angry Birds, it reminds me of what is wrong with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

    Angry Birds is so immensely popular because it is a game that was conceived from the ground up to be played on a small device with a multitouch interface.

    Microsoft has been heavily promoting that Xbox games can be ported to Windows Phone 7 (relatively) easily. But those Xbox games were designed for larger screens and push-button interfaces where the primary goal is the user’s button-pushing speed.

    Importantly, the plots and strategy of games are designed for a particular screen size and interface type, and don’t work so well when ported to a different screen size and interface. So Xbox integration isn’t a major advantage to a phone, as the slower response time of a capacitive multitouch phone won’t please hardcore gamers, and the plots of those games weren’t conceived for multitouch.

    It seems to be an ongoing theme to Microsoft’s mobile missteps. Every misstep Microsoft makes has something to do with interface.

    For example, Windows Mobile’s problems were all about interface. Windows Mobile 6.5 bolted a multitouch front screen onto an OS with a stylus driven interface, which was always just underneath.

    Microsoft’s 2010 Tablet features the full Windows 7 desktop OS shoehorned into a slate form-factor. Windows 7 is ill-suited to multitouch, even though Microsoft added multitouch ability onto the device (as an afterthought).

    These interface mismatches are an ongoing theme to Microsoft’s woes.

    1. Uh, Henry? Have you actually even read any of the information that has been widely available for weeks (or months, in some cases) concerning what Windows Phone 7 has been designed to do, how it integrates with XBOX, seen the interface, invested some time in what apps look like on the platform, or in any way otherwise tried to find out what WP7 is going to be capable of?

      I have to imagine that if Windows Phone 7 doesn’t fail as miserably as so many are apparently hoping for, then a Microsoft success will make a lot of these guys sound like complete d**chebags.

  3. I applaud their decision, we all know wp7 will be a flop. Let’s just be honest about it. Big micro puts up their logo to gain app credibility? Without any consent? In my book = douchebags….

    PS. I love Angry Birds on my iPhone! 🙂

  4. Om,
    The amount of spare money Microsoft throws for marketing will make the phone a moderate success. There are enough geeks out there to live and die by windows phones. However, you will not see the mainstream customers buying it. Everyone from cab drivers to CEOs, buy Apple and Android phones. Microsoft is not there in their mind yet. May be they want to tell folks that its a great gaming platform. Nice try.

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