Nokia C7, which is powered by Symbian operating system and has integrated Near Field Communications (NFC) support, will now be pre installed with a new version of Angry Birds.
The new version, called Angry Birds Magic, will use NFC to unlock 15 stages of the popular game, made by Finnish app developer Rovio, in addition to five stages which will be available to users at the outset.
“With Angry Birds Magic, friends can group together to combat the pig menace, in a new take on the game that so many people all over the world have fallen love with,” said Mikael Hed from Rovio.
He added, “This is an exclusive offering with the Nokia C7, a smartphone that really kicks off the NFC experience for developers. In time, the communal power of users with Angry Birds Magic could prove even stronger than the Mighty Eagle.”
In order to unlock the additional 15 stages, users need to swipe their device next to another NFC-enabled Angry Birds user’s phone. Five additional levels will be unlocked for each contact.
It is also expected that Angry Birds Magic will be included on all of Nokia’s NFC-enabled devices in 2011, and will be made available through Ovi Store.