Cameraphones as scanners

Cameraphones are fun and all, but this clearly is a wonderful application.

bq. Scanbuy has launched ScanZoom-A new product from Scanbuy that allows mobile camera phones to work as portable barcode scanners. Users snap a quick picture of a bar code to check competitorsÌ prices and get additional information about music CDs, books and other products.

bq. ScanZoom can be installed on mobile devices either by embedded microchip or via download at ScanZoom. Once downloaded to a PC, ScanZoom can be installed on a mobile phone by BlueTooth, infrared, WAP, or SMS.