I just bought an new ipad mini with wifi and cellular. Is there any way to send text messages to people and contacts that do not have iphones such as friends with blackberrys or a samsung galaxy smartphone.

I just bought an new ipad mini with wifi and cellular. Is there any way to send text messages to people and contacts that do not have iphones such as friends with blackberrys or a samsung galaxy smartphone from this ipad. Everytime I try to send a message to a person that does not have an Apple product ( Iphone or Ipad ) it comes up saying contact is not registered for iMessage and wont send it. I can only send them a message from my iPhone 4 instead. Do I have to install a new App from the App store to send these non iMessage cell users a message?

FYI
Complete guide to using iOS 6
http://howto.cnet.com/ios-6-complete-guide/
Guide to Built-In Apps on iOS
https://sites.google.com/site/appleclubfhs/support/advice-and-articles/guide-to- built-in-apps-ios
You can download a complete iOS 5 iPad User Guide and iOS 6 iPad User Guide here: http://support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
Also, Good Instructions http://www.tcgeeks.com/how-to-use-ipad-2/
Apple - iPad - Guided Tours
http://www.apple.com/ipad/videos/
Apple iPad Guided Tours - Watch the videos see all the amazing iPad apps in action. Learn how to use FaceTime, Mail, Safari, Videos, Maps, iBooks, App Store, and more.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT2bD0-OqBM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROY4tLyNlsg&feature=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSPXXhmwYf4&feature=relmfu
How to - Articles & User Guides & Tutorials
http://www.iphone-mac.com/index.php/Index/howto/id/4/type/select
iPad How-Tos  http://ipod.about.com/lr/ipad_how-tos/903396/1/
You can download this guide to your iPad.
iPad User Guide for iOS 5
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/ipad-user-guide-for-ios-5/id470308101?mt=11
 Cheers, Tom

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