Check out this preview of the upcoming TorrentDroid, an Android program that lets you scan a UPC barcode for a movie, and through some magic, have that movie start to remotely download through your home computer. Part of that magic includes The Pirate Bay, but you kind of had to figure that if you want to factor ‘free’ into the equation.
Programs like this aren’t all that novel or difficult to write. It remains to be seen if a similar program would be allowed in something like the iPhone App Store. If I were a betting man, I’d say it or a similar program will be developed for the iPhone, but an official sanction is probably not on it’s way. That’s one great thing about Android – it’s openness leads to a much more versatile, fun device.