Microsoft got into a bit of trouble today, as they showed Angry Birds, as an app, on the front of their Tips Page. Rovio, the developer, told fans that Angry Birds was put up on the Front Page without their permission or contend. The company later admitted that it “mistakenly posted” the content & took it down immediately.
Microsoft is expected to launch Windows Phone Marketplace with about 2,000 apps & has been in a race to get as many titles as possible. Some titles take advantage of Windows Phone 7 specific features like Bing maps, but many such as Foursquare and Seesmic are primarily ports. Rovio so far has been dedicated almost exclusively to iOS and only recently posted its first Android app, a port of Angry Birds.