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Angry Birds Land on RIM PlayBook

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.

The PlayBook, which has seen dismal sales figures since its launch, runs on a different operating system than the one used on BlackBerry smartphone. The Canadian smartphone maker is planning to release new BlackBerry smartphones based on the new operating system late next year.

Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds franchise has made it big on platforms of all form factors, from PCs via Chrome, to iOS devices, Android smartphones, Nokia smartphones and the Sony PlayStation 3 console.

The company recently revealed that the game had received more than 500 million downloads across all platforms. Rovio plans to become the next Disney with its own Angry Birds merchandise line and a movie, which is reportedly under production.

The Angry Birds game is a paid download on iOS but, is available for free on Android devices. However, the PlayBook edition of the game is retailing for $5 on the BlackBerry App World, more expensive than any other platform.