Nokia's pushing NFC using Angry Birds as leverage. They're hoping this move will give their brand the little kick they need. They're calling it “Angry Birds Free with Magic”. It has 20 new levels of the original games. Five levels can be accessed on your own but the remaining 15 can only be accessed if you find a friend or someone else with an NFC enabled phone and your phones touch. Here's the catch, each friend is only able to unlock five levels for you. So you need a friend for the first five, another friend for the next five and a third friend for the third five.
Rovio's making Nokia special
I can already hear you screaming, “Well, what if not that many of us have NFC phones”. Nokia says that you can unlock levels with NFC tags, embedded in certain items and objects. Nokia will give out clues to the locations of these objects.
Bump phones for more levels
“Angry Birds Free with Magic” is really a deal with Rovio Mobile and Nokia to push the Nokia C7. The game will come pre-installed in the C7 as part of the Symbian Anna update. It will also be available on all NFC enabled Nokia phones. Rovio is said to be working hard on to create a full version of “Magic”, with more levels, to be available in the Ovi Store.