Sep 24

The Apple Peel 520 is ready for pre-order on for $119. The Apple Peel 520 is a case for your iPod Touch that turns your iPod into a Smartphone, it adds mobile voice and text messaging capabilities to the iPod Touch. It’s a protective case that includes a battery, dock connector and SIM card holder. The first Peel 520 cases will be shipped on October 4 directly from China. Unfortunately there is also some bad news.

This Apple Peel 520 retail version is not perfect. According to PConline, the cellular signal of the device is unstable and Yosion is currently solving this issue. For voice calling, the incoming caller name and number cannot be displayed, a software update for the Yosion app could fix the problem. It’s maybe a sad thing to see that ringtones and SMS tones are not customizable, the device will only give you a vibration and a normal ringtone. The call volume is impossible to adjust and screen does not light up with incoming call. As for the text messaging function, the name of the sender will not appear in new message notification and the app does not allow you to type message in landscape mode. Looking at all these disadvantages, we think these bad stuff could be fixed through software updates for the Yosion and YsSMS apps.

Taking a look at these disadvantages $119 looks a little expensive, but if they can fix these issues with a software update it can be very interesting for some iPod Touch users that don’t have the money to purchase a iPhone. So maybe we have to wait for a upgraded version.

Apple Peel 520

Source [micgadget]

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