Angry Birds Gets A Little More Social, Shows Off NFC Benefits

Boy, the guys over at Rovia just continue to innovate on what seems an almost daily basis.  Though most of us wouldn’t really find this all that excitng, I’m sure there are a selected few who might be flabbergasted right about now.  At least week’s MeeGo conference Rovio put on a demo showing their new game, Angry Birds Magic along with its NFC capabilities.  The rep used two C7 devices (Nokia) and simply placed them against each other, unlocking several levels on the opposing device.  I guess that’s not too shabby if you have an Angry Birds fan struggling on a particular level.  Question is, will you be able to just walk up to someone and say “hey dude, any chance we can bump phones?”.  Not my particular style, but that’s just me.  And who knows, by the time Rovio officially releases the game for Android there could be more functionality added than we’ve already seen making it completely worth it to purchase an NFC enabled device.  Yeah right :)  Anyway, hit the break to check out the full demo and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  

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Joe was born in New Jersey and spent most of his childhood moving around from state to state. He eventually made his way to Pennsylvania where he met his Portuguese beauty and made her his wife. He now has three great kids and full access to all of the Portuguese food he can eat. Joe's love for mobile technology began when he bought his first Palm Pilot, a Palm M130 and left it on top of his car, driving off, causing it to smash into a thousand pieces. Forced to buy a new device, he quickly discovered that specs were changing so rapidly he was buying a new device every six months just to keep up. Since then, he has constantly felt the need to have the latest and greatest. When the "smartphone" revolution began and integrating cell phones and PDA's was the norm, he quickly jumped to Windows Mobile for several years until the first Android device was launched, the T-Mobile G1. Joe began appreciating all of the free utilities Google provided and sold his soul (his precious data) to Google long before they got into the mobile OS business. So, there was no hesitation at all for him to jump on board and ride the Android train as an early adopter. And boy has it been a blast. Joe now works in the Engineering & Operations dept for a major mobile carrier where he remotely troubleshoots cell sites and loves being an Editor for TalkAndroid.


  • Blackspy

    I would have been more impressed if the May update to Rio had actually happened