In-app payments coming soon too

Angry Birds crashes onto Ovi Store

Rovio Mobile might be seizing headlines for the three million downloads of its Angry Birds game on Android this week, but the company is targeting other smartphones too.

The full Symbian version of Angry Birds has gone live on Nokia’s Ovi Store, and is available to buy now.

Yes, that’s ‘buy’. At the present time, it’s only the Android version of the game that is free and ad-supported, thanks to Rovio’s deal with Google.

The Ovi Store version of the game costs £3, which may disappoint users, considering that the iPhone version costs 59p – despite having 195 levels to the Ovi version’s 105.

Nokia has already confirmed that the Symbian version will be one of the first games to make use of Ovi Store’s soon-to-launch in-app payments capability.

Rovio will be making its Mighty Eagle power-up available to buy within the game, once Nokia’s new payments system goes live.

Angry Birds has been available for Nokia handsets before, though. The game was originally released as a Maemo title for Nokia’s N900 handset early this year.

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