Today is Amazon’s launch of their new Android app store called “Amazon Appstore for Android.” However, Apple doesn’t seem too happy about Amazon’s use of the “app store” moniker and has filed a trademark infringement suit against Amazon for their use of the term. Despite the fact that the suit was actually filed last week, long before the Amazon Appstore for Android went live today, Amazon still launched the app store using the term.
Apple has had other opposition to their use of “app store” as well. When Apple filed for a trademark on the term Microsoft disputed it and said that it was too broad and too common a term to be trademarked.
Despite the app store suits that are now flying around, those of you on Android can get Angry Birds Rio from Amazon for the next 16 hours.
Looking for trusted iPhone app reviews but can’t put down that Kindle? You’re in luck… Amazon recently openned up blog publishing on the Kindle to pretty much anyone with a blog. Since we’re always looking for ways to increase our readership we figured we’d give if a try, why not right? The big question now is whether anyone will actually sign up and read us via their Kindle. Since we publish primarily iPhone app reviews it will be interesting to see if we can get any Kindle readers following us.
If you have a Kindle, go ahead and sign us up! Remember that blog subscriptions are free for the first 14 days during the trial period.
If you’re like me and can’t bring yourself to spending the $359.00 for an Amazon Kindle, but still like the idea, then today is your day. Available now in the iTunes App Store is Amazon’s new Kindle application, and it’s free.
According to Tuaw the app apparently does not connect directly to the Kindle store, to get ebooks on your iPhone you will need to purchase them (via Safari) and then download them onto the device via the app. Also, the text-to-speech function of the new Kindle 2 is absent in the iPhone app version.
Tech blog TechCrunch has a great walk through of the application for those wanting to know more.
Kindle for the iPhone is free in the iTunes App Store.