Angry Birds finally hits BlackBerry PlayBook, and for how much ?

Angry Birds PlayBook
Angry Birds PlayBook

The BlackBerry PlayBook, RIM's answer to the growing tablet computer craze (i.e. iPad), released in April to tepid sales and lukewarm reviews. And now, eight months later, Rovio has decided to throw all three Angry Birds games on the device. Well, the games are one every damn near app store imaginable, so ... why the hell not? However, there's one gargantuan catch.

Each game costs $4.99 on BlackBerry's App World. That's $15 for three games that you can get for $3 on nearly every other mobile platform, and most mobile app stores offer free versions of the games. (Not to mention you can play the full game for nothing on Google+ and in the Chrome Web Store.) Not so for the couple hundred or so--we're just estimating here--BlackBerry PlayBook users.

Granted, these are the HD versions of the games available for iPad at the same price, but you'd think Rovio would go a little easy on consumers considering how late Angry Birds is coming to the PlayBook. Well, that and the fact that it's available almost everywhere for cheaper. C'est la vie.

[Via The Verge]

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