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PhoneSaber pulled from App Store

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One of the first apps many new iPhone owners download is PhoneSaber, a simple little program that shows a Star Wars lightsaber on the screen and, using the iPhone’s accelerometer to detect motion, will make lightsaber-like sounds as you move and swing your phone around.

Unfortunately the popular app has been removed from the App Store so if you don’t have it by now it looks like you won’t be able to get it, at least not for a while and not in this form.

THQ Wireless, owners of the rights to mobile Star Wars apps, spoke with the developer and they agreed to take down the free PhoneSaber. No legal actions, etc., just plain old telephone call.

The developer agreed to take it down and it looks like THQ Wireless will be working on their own similar app.

No word yet on price or release date for that one yet.

Sorry, PhoneSaber fans. Hopefully THQ Wireless won’t just throw out something inferior and charge for it to try and make a few bucks off of the Stars Wars franchise.

For more info about what happened check out the developers post here.

[Via CrunchGear]

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