According to engadget (citing TouchPal as well as an internal source), HTC aims to replace Swype with TouchPal as the default input method in upcoming devices, including the new HTC One M9. The official TouchPal Twitter account also tweeted the engadget article about this, further confirming the move. What prompted this move? The CEO of CooTek, the company behind TouchPal, says it's because of their better contextual prediction and language support. If you actually look at the supported languages, you'll...
Get the Best Price With AmazonIt! v1.3
Not too long ago, an app surfaced for WM that did what many popular apps for Android and iPhone do – read bar codes and look for pricing for items on the web. The app, known as AmazonIt!, has been worked on extensively by XDA member zaijian who just released v 1.3. In case you are not aware of what it does, as previously stated, the app is used to scan bar codes, which are then compared to item numbers in Amazon. Very useful to see if you are getting a good deal… or not.
This version of the app has had many bug fixes since v1.0, which among other things include better scrolling and the ability to recognize ISBN numbers (serial numbers for books). Also, it is now compatible with Amazon websites in many parts of the world.
- Scan, load, or input UPC/EAN barcodes, ISBN, ASIN
- Retrieve product info, prices, and ratings from Amazon.com
- Launch product link in your mobile browser
- Send product information via email
You can find more information in the application thread.
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