Well look what we have here: it appears that the site androidnews.de has stumbled upon some (apparently accidentally) posted apps from Amazon's upcoming Android app store. What were the site's daring investigative journalistic practices that led to the discovery? According to Frank from the site, "This morning, just for funzies, I entered http://www.amazon.com/apps in the address bar and found myself on a site with a horizontal slider. 48 apps were shown there. Clicking on one of them doesn’t lead anywhere but the Amazon.com home page. It doesn’t matter, if you try it on a desktop or mobile browsers." While the links didn't take him anywhere special, the apps listed were all priced.
Not surprisingly, the URL currently leads to no such apps, but they did manage to grab some screenshots before the online retailer got a chance to discover the flub. Some of the most popular apps featured were Zenonia, Raging Thunder II, SetCPU, The Moron Test and SwiftKey.
It looks like most of the prices are within a few pennies of the prices you currently see in the Android Market, but there were a few deals to be had. Scan2PDF Mobile costs $6.44 in the Market but only $3.99 on Amazon. Also photography app Vignette, which is tagged at $4.02 from Google, is just $2.49 at Amazon.
You can check out the screenshot below for the leaked apps, and visit the source link for the detailed price comparisons.
Thanks, Frank, for the tip!