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Rovio Executive Says ‘Angry Birds Space’ Skips Windows Phone

An executive of the maker of “Angry Birds” said the latest edition of the world’s most popular mobile-phone game won’t appear on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone platform, a possible blow to handset maker Nokia Oyj.

“We’re the No. 1 app in the Windows Phone app store, but it’s a big undertaking to support it, and you have to completely rewrite the application,” Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of the game’s maker, Rovio Entertainment Oy, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. He said Rovio, which yesterday started selling the new “Angry Birds Space” game for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and handsets running Google Inc.’s Android platform, has no plans to release the title on Windows Phone.