I’ve scoured the web for an app like this for the PPC(I have an HTC Touch Pro II), and can’t find anything remotely close to the app iPhone has! Can someone please point me in the right direction? And before someone says it, I’m not getting an iPhone!

One of these might be what you’re looking for:
http://windowsphonemix.com/barcodezilla-barcode-decoding-application/
http://www.quickmark.cn/En/basic/downloadPC.asp