According to Egyptian website iPhoneIslam, 3G-enabled iPads will soon be able to place regular calls and send text messages, just like an iPhone. The video above shows a jailbroken first generation iPad 3G running an app extremely similar to the iPhone phone app, and surprisingly, the device indeed seems to work.
iPhoneIslam doesn’t offer many details about the hack, except the fact that it will “change the game”:
Can you imagine turning your iPad to a fully functional phone. With No Special Hardware all what you need is Jailbroken iPad 3G and your iPad 3G will do anything you expect from iPhone… Phone Calls, SMS, FaceTime by Phone Number… ETC
While the app shown on the video could very well be nothing more than an hoax, note that iPhoneIslam proved to be reliable in the past, as the team behind the site released the very real FaceIt3GS hack several months ago.
The app, called PhoneItiPad, will allegedly be available on the Cydia Store very soon – you will need to jailbreak your iPad if you want to give it a try.