LG Preloads Angry Birds on Optimus Handsets

Mobile gaming sensation Angry Birds is to be pre-loaded on new smartphone handsets from LG

The LG Optimus series of smartphones will ship with Rovios Angry Birds Rio preinstalled. This version of the game coincides with Rovios motion picture Rio, and includes graphic elements and characters from the film. 

“Were excited to bring one of the most successful mobile games to our customers,” said Yong-seok Jang, VP of business strategy at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Angry Birds Rio will help showcase the power, smoothness and speed of LGs Optimus series of Android smartphones.”

The first phone to embed Angry Birds RIO will be the Canadian version of LG Optimus 2X. The game will feature on LGs Optimus Series smartphones starting in the second quarter of 2011.

“Were thrilled to expose the millions of LG customers across the world to the fun and exciting world of Angry Birds Rio,” says Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. “With more than 20m downloads to date, Angry Birds Rios launch has been our most successful ever, and by pre-loading the game on high-performance LG Android smartphones worldwide, we look forward to even more success in the future.”