It is not clear what the relationship is between Microsoft and Konami, but both are clearly positioning themselves to make a major impact on the smartphone market. Facebook already has an existing group of developer-friendly tools in place for the Windows Phone platform and has also recently released a beta version of their Android app. In addition to being able to chat via text, Windows users will also be able to access their email, browse the web, check for flight schedules, and take note of restaurant reviews and more. If the company's partnership with KONAMI is any indication, this functionality will only grow as developers begin to port their existing apps over to the Windows Phone platform.
Although the specifics of the collaboration between Facebook and KONAMI are not disclosed, the two companies have made it clear that the move is in no way related to the release of Windows Phone 8. Instead, the two companies are working to develop a new game based on the popular hit anime series, "Konami Digests." No release date has been given for the Windows Phone app, and it is not clear whether or not the new game will be released for free on the Windows mobile platform or require a monthly fee. One thing is for certain: if you love anime and soccer, then you will probably want to stay tuned to Windows Phone blogs and websites for any new updates on the anime series and its corresponding games.