Amazon just launched its Android Appstore and if you are one of the first to install it, you’ll get a copy of Angry Birds Rio for free (today only). Starting tomorrow, the price will climb to $0.99 (still an excellent deal in my opinion). At launch the store features approximately 3,800 apps available and, to keep the customers interested, Amazon will make one paid app free for a day (that will get you there daily, won’t it?).
At this point, the store is only available in US. To install it on your device, you’ll need to be able to side-load applications onto your Android device.
Navigate here to install the new Amazon Appstore. You can sign in with your e-mail address or submit your phone number to get an instant message with the download link.
I am also happy to report that the new Android Appstore works really well and smooth on my rooted Nook Color, both with the stock firmware and with CyanogenMod 7 installed on it, in both portrait and landscape mode. It did close unexpectedly once but it is new and I don’t imagine it was tested too much on CyanogenMod 7. However, it works well, it is free and it comes with Angry Birds Rio in exclusivity, at least for now. What are you waiting for?