WP7 Getting Angry Birds, Coming to Verizon
We here at the Phonesale.com blog have panned Windows Phone 7 pretty hard. We admit it. Whether it be hardware issues, the general lack of handsets, software update snafus, or slow sales, we certainly have had plenty of ammunition. Another area where WP7 is severely trailing is in app and app development. It’s a new OS though so we don’t expect them to charge out of the gate with 100k apps ready to go.
Windows Phone 7 has finally hit the big time though. They are getting their own Angry Birds app. Yes, the insanely addictive, massively popular game is flying over to Microsoft, which should make WP7 users feel just a little bit less like an outcast.
One of the biggest things holding back WP7 in the US is the lack of a phone on the Verizon network. Up until yesterday, there were no CDMA WP7 phones available. That changed with the HTC Arrive that just was released on the Sprint network. Now rumors say that Verizon will be getting a WP7 device called the Trophy in March. The Trophy is made by HTC, which will bring the tally up to four HTC phones running the WP7 platform.