Amazon Mobile Japan customers can purchase a item with their camera phones. “Snap a photo of a product bar code using your cell phone, and Amazon Japan will give you a price check,”

Here’s the English translation from Babelfish.

The Amazon Japan did the portable edition of the shopping site “” which the same company manages. Besides the fact that extensive such as menu and the search picture was done, in for i mode, scanning the bar-code of the commodity, also the service which with the same sight it can search & can purchase was started.

As for portable edition of online book store “” service is started from 2001, but was done attendant upon the efficiency improvement multi-functionality of carrying. Were added in personal computer edition “the foam/home & kitchen” store, “the toy & hobby” store anew to be added by also portable edition, the product “of market place” other than of personal computer edition became purchase possible. In addition, such as CD sales ranking of search keyword ranking and American Amazon the male also information is published.

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