`Angry Birds' Maker Rovio Strikes Marketing Deal With NFL Eagles

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A visitor tests the Angry Birds games application on a Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) Blackberry PlayBook tablet device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Rovio Entertainment Oy, creator of the “Angry Birds” mobile phone game, signed a marketing partnership with the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles.

It’s the first team sports global partnership for Espoo, Finland-based Rovio, according to a statement on the team’s website, where an animated video shows Eagles coach Andy Reid introducing the game’s signature birds at a news conference.

Details of the partnership weren’t disclosed.

Rovio also sells “Angry Birds” merchandise such as stuffed toys and mugs through its online store and retail outlets. Rovio said last month that it had reached 1 billion “Angry Birds” downloads.

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