Gmate’s brainstorming has finally yielded results and this time it seems legit. The company claims to have made dual-SIM capability to an iPhone. Another one of their crafty technology allows for iPhone functioning to be incorporated into an iPod Touch. The second feature is what bewildered us, but it is nonetheless true that the iPod can make voice calls, send SMS and have web surfing capabilities. The net browsing capabilities have been made possible through the help of Gmate’s GPRS/EDGE technology.
We’re not finished yet. The Gmate has some other neat tricks up its sleeve. They can transform an iPad into an iPad 3G that gives it the ability to make calls. This works even for Android tablets, which are then converted into a phone.
Now, how does this technology work? Gmate connects itself through Bluetooth to an iPhone, iPod or any Android device. The device has a 72 hour battery life and weighs in at 48 g and measures at 87 x 47 x 11.7 cm. This device has a single slot to dock on itself a SIM card. The device is available in various colors and has two different types of model variations available. The key feature that distinguishes both the models is that one of them has a vibration mode, the Gmate+.
However, its practicality can be contested, on whether or not such a device is worth it. Although this $99 device can be operated wirelessly while being carried safely in your pocket or handbag, it does upon the risk involved with Bluetooth operation.