Amazon opens, then shutters, then reopens its app store

Summary:The news last night that the Amazon app store was open for business coincided with Apple's suing Amazon to stop use of the app store moniker. The store is finally open this morning so I guess Amazon won for the moment.

Rumors have been circulating for a while that Amazon was getting its app store ready for launch, and last night the word went out that the store is open. This news roughly coincided with word that Apple had sued Amazon to block its use of the app store moniker for the new venture. The timing of the Apple move was probably not coincidental, and it seems to have worked as despite news to the contrary Amazon's app store is nowhere in sight. Scratch that, the Amazon store is now indeed open.

Amazon is operating the store at the amazon.com/appstore link, so get over there and get your free copy of Angry Birds Rio that is available in the store for a limited time.

Topics: Amazon

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James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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