In the wake of today’s launch of both Amazon Cloud Storage and Amazon Cloud Player, a loophole has been discovered that allows an upgrade to the current maximum 20GB storage quota for a 98% discount from the listed $20 rate by buying a song for $0.69 cents from this link.
This loophole may be closed at any time, but independent confirmation by PhoneNews.com has confirmed the availability of the loophole at press time.
At $0.69 cents, offering 20 GB of cloud-based storage is the largest amount we’ve ever seen for the price. If Amazon.com did intend for this offering, it would be aimed at giving the tech-savvy a low-cost method to take advantage of large amounts of Amazon Cloud Drive storage, and begin to evangelize the offering to others.
If successful, the tactic could be very cost-effective to the company. Amazon has offered other web services such as EC2 and S3 for years, but Cloud Drive makes the first cloud-based Internet technology offering from the company that is aimed at consumers.