Angry Birds, the widely popular computer game which its developer claims has been downloaded more than 600 million times, has now made it to the PlayBook tablet device. The game has already been the rage on iOS and Android based devices and its emergence on the PlayBook tablet could just make the RIM tablet that much more likable. The PlayBook was initially launched with a business oriented approach, but it’s now all too clear that that has not done the tablet any good. Its sales have been less than a million, whereas Apple has sold 11 million of its iPads in the last quarter alone.
The BlackBerry app world is offering Angry Birds priced at $4.99. Also, on offer are three versions of the game; standard Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons, and Angry Birds Rio.
However, a single game, no matter how popular it is, shouldn’t be expected to turn around the flagging sales of the PlayBook, though existing PlayBook owners will have a nice thing to do on their tablets when they have the time. Also, this might be the early signs of good times to finally arrive on the PlayBook, such as access to the full Android app world, when the much awaited update finally becomes available next year. RIM has promised it would be launched on February 17, though until then, the birds vs pigs fight is what we have to while away our time on the PlayBook.
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