Jailbroken iPad 3G users have a new treat this afternoon. After enabling FaceTime video calling on the iPhone 3GS, iPhoneIslam has taken its talents to the iPad. Available for $ 20 (£12.29) via Cydia, the team?s new app PhoneIt-iPad transforms your jailbroken iPad 3G into a giant iPhone, enabling cellular calling and texting (SMS).
The latter of the two improvements will be partially addressed in iOS 5 with the advent of iMessage. However, iMessage is limited to the iOS ecosystem whereas this app unlocks full-fledged text messaging, allowing messages to be sent to any phone on any carrier.
The app is not live in Cydia, but once available the $ 20 (£12.29) price tag should see a warm reception. With a Bluetooth headset and the SIM card from your iPhone this is the unofficial iOS counter to RIM?s BlackBerry Bridge.
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