Remember when the iPad was announced, and how how people joked that it wasjustanoversizediPhone? Now, thanks to a new app, it kinda is. PhoneIt-iPad is a jailbreak-only iPad app that brings both texting and voice calling to Apple’s tablet–all using the 3G cellular data network.
Created by the iPhoneIslam team, who are known for their FaceTime 3G app, this latest hack will see any jailbroken 3G-equipped iPad turned into a fully-functioning phone.
To get in on the action you will need to use a 3G SIM card (not just a standard data SIM) and grab the application from the Cydia store. The app doesn’t come cheap, though–it’ll cost you $20.
It’s a cool hack and all, but it isn’t particularly practical. It doesn’t do MMS, for one and, you probably don’t want to be that guy who makes phone calls on a 10-inch tablet.
If you give this a try be sure to let us know in the comments and tell us how it worked out.
Oh, and please be considerate and take your calls outside!