Angry Birds fly on RIM PlayBook

The game not yet available on BlackBerry smartphones

Research In Motion said Wednesday that the popular game Angry Birds is available on the PlayBook, though not yet on BlackBerry phones which run a different operating system.

RIM's PlayBook, like its smartphones, is generally perceived as business-focused with less support from vendors of consumer apps. The availability of Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds and its sequels Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Season on BlackBerry AppWorld may help change that image.

The game is already available on devices including the iPhone and iPad from Apple, Nokia phones, and devices running the Android operating system. Rovio said in November that downloads of the game had topped 500 million across all platforms.

On Blackberry AppWorld, the three games cost US$5 each, more than on other operating systems.

RIM said earlier this month that it was recording a pre-tax provision of $485 million in the third quarter of its fiscal year 2012, relating to its inventory valuation of PlayBook tablets.

The company said it had a high inventory of the product and needed to increase promotional activity because of the changed competitive landscape and its delay in releasing the second version of the device's OS, which will now be available in February. Retailers have been discounting the device.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

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