No, the case won’t magically turn iPod Touch to iPhone, but it gives the single greatest function that iPod is missing compared to iPhone; the ability to make/receive a phone call and texting/SMS messages. Apple Peel 520, a product of one Chinese company is the casing that do all this ‘magic’, try filling the gap that iPod owners would love to have.
As extraordinary casing tasked to turn iPod Touch to iPhone, surely it does everything that have other case doesn’t have. So it has simcard slot with Infineon baseband processor-powered cell phone printed circuit board, additional 800mAh battery, vibration motor and speaker among others.
That’s the hardware part. For software part, it need jailbroken iPod Touch to get working as it require 2 application called Yosion and YsSMS to be installed that will taking care of make/receive phone call and texting/sms. As this casing is still in prototype stage all menus are in Chinese but the English version should available as well later I believe.
The prototype is not without problem though, but it should get fixed sooner or later. The price is USD59; not that cheap, but comparing the cost of getting iPhone (contract or without contract), it still way cheaper to get iPod plus Apple Peel 520.
From left : Yosion Apple Peel 520, iPod touch, iPhone 3GS