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Amazon Rolls out Welcome Mat for Device Owners This Holiday: Download the Amazon Appstore on Android Phones and Tablets, along with Any App or Game, and Get $5 to Spend on Future Purchases

(NASDAQ:AMZN)—Millions of people will unwrap new phones and tablets this holiday, and Amazon will be there to help customers load up their new devices with a great selection of apps and games. Today, Amazon announced Christmas week deals on the latest and most loved content in the Amazon Appstore. Customers who download an app or game from the newest version of the Amazon Appstore for Android to their Android device between December 24th and December 28th will receive a $5 credit to use on the future purchase of apps, games and in-app items from the Amazon Appstore. In addition to this limited time offer, all Amazon Appstore customers will find a paid app for free every day, including Angry Birds Star Wars II and Where’s My Perry?, as well as exclusive Free App of the Day bundles on December 25th and December 26th. Other top titles will be discounted by 50-90%, making this holiday season an ideal time to get all the great content available in the Amazon Appstore. Customers can find more information on the Christmas week deals at www.amazon.com/appspromo and www.amazon.com/appstore.

“Customers look to Amazon to provide the best deals in the industry throughout the holiday season and the Amazon Appstore is no exception,” said Mike George, Vice President of Amazon Appstore and Games. “The combination of a $5 credit to use in the Amazon Appstore and the expansive deals we are offering for Christmas week will help customers add exciting apps and games to their devices this holiday season.”

Throughout the week of Christmas customers can look forward to the following selection of deals in the Amazon Appstore:

  • Up to 65% off apps and games from top game developers including Electronic Arts, Sega of America and Gameloft on titles such as Bejeweled 2, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing, Gangstar Vegas, and many others.
  • One-day-only sale on Office Suite Pro 7 – only $0.99 (originally $14.99) on December 26th
  • Free App of the Day bundles (savings of over $50):
    • December 25 Free App of the Day Welcome Pack, which includes My Alarm Clock, Handrite Notes Notepad Pro, Stellarium Mobile Sky Map, Relax Melodies Premium: A White Noise Ambience For Sleep, Meditation & Yoga, SPC Music Sketchpad 2, PrinterShare Mobile Print, and Moon Phase Pro
    • December 26 – Free App of the Day Favorites, which includes Daily Ab Workout, The Lost City, Voxel Invaders, Chimpact, Osmos HD, Fraction Calculator Plus, Ultimate Hangman HD, From Cheese, and Business Calendar
  • Free App of the Day deals:
    • December 23 – Draw a Stickman: EPIC
    • December 24 – Piano Master Christmas Special
    • December 25 – Angry Birds Star Wars II
    • December 26 – Where’s my Perry?
    • December 27 – Quell Memento
    • December 28 – Doodle Farm

About Amazon.com

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle Paperwhite is the most-advanced e-reader ever constructed with 62% more pixels and 25% increased contrast, a patented built-in front light for reading in all lighting conditions, extra-long battery life, and a thin and light design. The new latest generation Kindle, the lightest and smallest Kindle, now features new, improved fonts and faster page turns. Kindle Fire HD features a stunning custom high-definition display, exclusive Dolby audio with dual stereo speakers, high-end, laptop-grade Wi-Fi with dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads, enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”. The large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the memory, and longer battery life.

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