Amazon Appstore launching 22 March?

New service finally ready for launch after lengthy wait and slew of leaks.

The Amazon Appstore for Android will finally launch tomorrow, just days after the service went live temporarily, showing off the online retail giant’s plans to undercut Google’s Android Market.

That’s the word from a “trusted source” speaking to Wired.com, who said the service was ready to roll. It comes over six months since Amazon first announced the service.

As revealed last week, Amazon plans to sell a string of popular Android apps cheaper than Android Market. It will also come with a number of exclusive add-ons, in an attempt to encourage Android users to download the store onto their phones.

As well as buying apps from the dedicated Amazon Appstore mobile portal, punters will also be able to nab them online via Amazon’s website. There’ll even be the option to preload phones, bought via Amazon, with add-ons from its app emporium.

Can Amazon see off Android Market and become the go-to place for Google-backed apps? Let us know what you think via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Via Wired

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