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Android & Nokia phones get A.R Drone helicopter

Android & Nokia phones get A.R Drone helicopter

The A.R Drone RC ‘copter is coming to Android, Symbian and even Bada powered smartphones, boy-toy maker Parrot has confirmed.

Parrot announced plans to bring the four-blade chopper, which was a massive hit on the iPhone last Christmas, to other platforms at the E3 games expo on Tuesday.

The gadget, which makes those pocket-sized radio controlled helicopters look positively puny, is controlled by users tilting their handsets left and right to change direction.

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There’s also some augmented reality games included in the package, whereby dogfights are overlaid on to your quotidian surroundings, plus a camera mode that lets you see things from a pilot’s perspective.

A.R Drone is yours for around £240 and will land on Android in July. Support for phones powered by Nokia and Samsung’s proprietary operating systems are expected later in the year.

Parrot has also launched a competition for Drone owners, which tasks them with completing a series of challenges for the right to compete in a grand final in Paris on October 1st.

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