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While most fans have postulated that the end of the road for new Palm OS hardware is the recently-launched Aceeca PDA32 handheld, a series of posts in the company's official PDA32 support forums has revealed that Aceeca is working on a potential ruggedized Palm OS tablet device.

In the words of company CEO Alex Topschij, Aceeca's engineers are exploring how to best go about working around the classic Palm OS Garnet screen resolution limitation of 320 x 480 pixels. Presumably, the company wants to surpass the largest-screen Palm OS devices to date, the 320x480 screens found on the Tapwave Zodiac (3.8") and various Sony Clies (3.9").

In other Aceeca news, the company is still struggling to implement proper Bluetooth and wi-fi driver support in the Garnet-based PDA32, as of the last support post on November 5th. While the device can currently be ordered with the digital audio input/output and IR options, it remains unavailable with either Bluetooth or 802.11g wireless connectivity modules. Finally, the company has issued no further updates since our last report on an updated Palm Desktop or Hotsync package that is fully compatible with 64-bit versions of Windows.

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Hmmmm. . .

HyperScheduler @ 11/16/2010 2:38:03 PM # Q
I wonder if the PalmOS tablet would be able to directly download PalmOS apps (just like any other PalmOS device)? In other words, instead of downloading a PalmOS app. to one's computer and then hotsyncing a PalmOS handheld to that computer in order to get the app. on to the PalmOS handheld, will a person be able to use the device's WiFi connection to go straight to a website that sells/gives PalmOS apps and download those apps directly to the PalmOS tablet?

FInally, if the above is possible, will the PalmOS tablet *itself* be able to hotsync with a PalmOS handheld device? It would be fascinating to treat the PalmOS tablet as an independent backup source for one's PalmOS apps that are otherwise kept on a more typical PalmOS handheld.

RE: Hmmmm. . .
Ryan @ 11/16/2010 3:37:20 PM # M Q
The PIC mobile software store does and has been able to download Palm OS apps directly to the device for some time. Developers just need to package their app properly for OTA delivery.

http://software.palminfocenter.com/homeMobile.asp

RE: Hmmmm. . .
HyperScheduler @ 11/16/2010 6:06:59 PM # Q
Thank you for this tip! I appreciate it.

However, I guess I just thought that OTA delivery required one's PalmOS device to be connected to a phone service (such as a Treo or a Centro).

Would OTA delivery work if my device is, say, a T5 or a TX? How would it get to my device-- WiFi? I am confused.

RE: Hmmmm. . .
BaalthazaaR @ 11/16/2010 11:21:31 PM # Q
HyperScheduler wrote:
Thank you for this tip! I appreciate it.

However, I guess I just thought that OTA delivery required one's PalmOS device to be connected to a phone service (such as a Treo or a Centro).

Would OTA delivery work if my device is, say, a T5 or a TX? How would it get to my device-- WiFi? I am confused.

Yup you can do OTA installation over wi-fi.

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Thats a joke, isn't it?

Mystic-X @ 11/16/2010 2:43:42 PM # Q
They are not able to write proper drivers for bluetooth and wlan for the PDA32 but they'll build an 7" tablet with a not natively supported screen resolution! YES thats the right way! *lol*

I hope they'll not be going bankrupt before finishing the drivers and sending one PDA32 to me.... just for my collection xD

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Note to Aceeca

Gekko @ 11/16/2010 4:42:54 PM # Q

if you want to try to stay in business, dump PalmOS and switch to Android. it's almost 2011.

best wishes.


RE: Note to Aceeca
HyperScheduler @ 11/16/2010 6:08:07 PM # Q
Well, I respectfully disagree with you on this one, Gekko. I think that Aceeca is tapping into a niche market. Plus, the nostalgia factor is strong, no?

I support their efforts.

RE: Note to Aceeca
Gekko @ 11/16/2010 6:41:01 PM # Q

what niche? the Neanderthal market?


RE: Note to Aceeca
vetdoctor @ 11/22/2010 3:41:40 PM # Q
I have a Sprint EVO and there's not a day I don't miss my Treo. Calendar sucks, contacts clunky. After months of loading programs on my phone it now has slowed to near Treo speeds though rebooting daily helps (Just like a Treo !) I miss being able to long press on the favorites and pull up all that persons phone numbers.

Android may be 2011 but it is not truely a better designed package.
In short, I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician.
- Chesterton

RE: Note to Aceeca
Gekko @ 11/22/2010 3:49:55 PM # Q

better designed package? if you really feel that way, it's pretty easy to go back. so why don't you?

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=sprint+treo&_sacat=See-All-Categories

you could probably sell the EVO and buy at least ten Treos with the proceeds. you should really make the switch - there's no point in going through life unhappy.

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aceeca phone

viglactin @ 11/17/2010 6:14:27 AM # Q
I hope aceeca will develop a palm os mobile phone with wifi, autofocus camera, dual camera with 3g, and with GPS.


RE: aceeca phone
BaalthazaaR @ 11/17/2010 7:25:29 AM # Q
viglactin wrote:
I hope aceeca will develop a palm os mobile phone with wifi, autofocus camera, dual camera with 3g, and with GPS.

Don't hold your breath. That is not the market that they are in.

RE: aceeca phone
hkklife @ 11/17/2010 8:39:31 AM # Q
Indeed. The entire reason that Acecca is in business is becuase they are NOT in the increasingly bloodthirsty business of building low-margin, short lifespan cell phones.

That said, I agree with the sentiments above that they need to get their PDA32 house in order before they jump into something as risky as advancing legacy Palm OS Garnet code/screen res standards.


Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->Verizon Moto Droid + Verizon Palm Centro-> Verizon Moto Droid X + Palm TX

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yawn

pmjoe @ 11/18/2010 6:31:07 AM # Q
HandEra had these problems solved nearly 10 years ago.
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