On Friday, Amazon is Giving Away $100 Worth of Apps

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

Amazon's Fire Phone might not be shipping for another month, but the company is doing everything it can to get people hooked on its products. One way to entice customers: free apps. The company is giving away 31 of them, collectively worth more than $100. That includes productivity apps like Splashtop Remote Desktop (normally $8.99) and games like Sonic the Hedgehog, which usually sells for $2.99. While Amazon would love for people to download these on their Kindle Fire tablet and Fire TV, they are also available to all Android users — provided they download Amazon's Appstore on their smartphone or tablet. The offer is good from Friday through Saturday.



- Keith Wagstaff