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Amazon lets shoppers compare prices via Android app

November 17, 2011 Inc. is letting Android shoppers compare in-store prices with those on its site via a new Price Check app.

Consumers can use the app to scan a bar code, snap a picture, or say or type a product name to see prices from, as well as its other online merchants. Shoppers can also buy products via 1-Click and have it delivered directly to their home. offers millions of new, refurbished and used items in categories such as books, movies, music, games, electronics, home, toys, kids, apparel, shoes and health.

Price comparisons
Via the new app, users can scan a bar code in either portrait or landscape mode – a feature that is exclusive to the Android app.

Users can scan a bar code

Additionally, shoppers can snap a photo and instantly match the picture to books, DVDs, CDs and video games.

Users who do not want to scan a bar code or snap a picture can simply say the product name to receive item matches and pricing.

Shoppers can also use the app’s search functionality to find the ideal item that they are looking for.

Consumers can browse products via the app

Continued success
In addition to the new Android app, Amazon also has a Price Check iPhone app.

The company’s other mobile shopping applications include Amazon Deals for iPhone, Price Check by Amazon for iPhone and Android, Amazon Student for iPhone, Amazon Windowshop for iPad and the Amazon Mobile App for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and Android-based devices.

Final Take
Rimma Kats is staff reporter on Mobile Commerce Daily, New York

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