They've now removed the Angry Birds icon and passed it off as a mistake, but for a while yesterday Microsoft must've been quaking at the thought of Rovio dispatching the Angry Birds flock their way.
Tweeting yesterday, Rovio said that "We have NOT committed to doing a Windows Phone 7 version. Microsoft put the Angry Birds icon on their site without our permission."
Microsoft acted quickly and removed the little tile from its site, telling TechFlash that "it appears information was mistakenly posted to Microsoft's website, and has been removed." The Angry Birds icon has been removed."
Two hours after their initial tweet, Rovio offered more information on its best-selling game: "we could do a WP7 version of Angry Birds, not the issue. We have not agreed to do that (yet). Will support all relevant platforms." After discussions about the likelihood of Rovio ever doing a WP7 Angry Birds version, they then replied to someone's question, saying that "...And we haven't said we wouldn't do WP7."
It's a relief Microsoft acted swiftly, because I'd hate for WP7 users to miss out on some quality egg-reclamation all because of a small IP spat. [@RovioMobile via Recombu and TechFlash]