AMNews: Angry Birds on PlayBook, HTC Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, Sage One Payroll, Apple Samsung Patent War

Casual games maker Rovio has finally brought its highly popular Angry Birds game to RIM's battered PlayBook tablet device. Research in Motion announced the availability of the game but, refused to reveal when popular Angry Birds editions like the original Angry Birds, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Seasons will come to its BlackBerry smartphones.

Apple is beginning to lose the patent war with electronics rival Samsung, with a German court allowing the revised Galaxy 10.1 to go on sale - saying that it no longer infringes Apple intellectual property.

The official Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update is yet to be rolled out by the Taiwan based smartphone maker HTC, but a newly leaked ICS ROM, which comes with HTC Sense 3.5, for the Sensation device, has given the awaiting fanboys a fair bit of idea what to expect when the new versions of Sense and Ice Cream Sandwich hit their devices.

Sage announced the launch of One Payroll, the company latest product aimed at small scale businesses. One Payroll will be a cloud based SaaS (Software as a Service) platform to assist smaller businesses make payment procedures easier and more efficient.

Intel has let its partners know that it plans to reduce pricing on current Sandy Bridge central processors (CPU) with an expected 10-15 per cent overall reduction for i3 and i5 CPUs. The chip giant is expected to launch its next generation processors - known as Ivy Bridge - by early Q2 next year, so it makes sense that it would want to clear back stock and encourage people to buy current generations - since many will be waiting for the next tick cycle before upgrading.