Angry Birds Get Happy Over Holidays: 6.5M Downloads

Rovio has a record day on Christmas
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2012 4:01 PM CST
This undated image released by Rovio shows a poster of the company's Angry Birds app.   (AP Photo/Rovio)

(Newser) – At this point, maybe phones should just come preloaded with those ubiquitous birds: Game-maker Rovio reports 6.5 million downloads of various Angry Birds versions on Christmas Day, reports All Things D. Which is impressive not just because it's a record and three times more than last year, notes the website: It's also nearly the same number of smartphone activations over Christmas, meaning one of the first things a lot of people did was snag the app for their new phone. (Read more Angry Birds stories.)

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