Aceeca PDA32 News Updates
Not long after the surprise but very welcome release of Palm Desktop USB drivers for 64-bit versions of Windows, Aceeca is back with a slew of news surrounding its PDA32 and its possible future plans for Palm OS Garnet devices. This time around, the info comes courtesy of its latest newsletter.
The company's Garnet handheld is about to become much more appealing with the announcement that the major task of implementing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi modules to the device is completed. Aceeca is expecting to begin shipping limited quantities of wireless PDA32s later this month. As this is a very high priority for their team, expect further news on this subject soon.
Another piece of news we missed from April is that the PDA32's voice recorder module will be fitted separately from its stereo sound output module. Other options remain unchanged, with a loaded PDA32 (IrDA, voice record, stereo sound, Bluetooth, wi-fi) ringing in at $239.99 USD.
For those who prefer a color other than glossy white, the PDA32 will be available with customized branding and color configurations for volume orders. In some cases, alternate colors may be available at no additional cost. I would be pleased to simply have the option of purchasing a black version of the PDA32.
Finally, in this very same newsletter, some tantalizing tidbits are promised by Aceeca for the Garnet faithful:
- Rugged Low-cost Tablet
- US$149 Linux Handheld
- MEZ1500 Rugged Barcode Scanner
- MEZ1500 Rugged RFID Reader
- Garnet Home Automation Controller
- Hacker-friendly Policy
These sneak previews are certain to set in motion the reference last November to a possible ruggedized Garnet-based tablet. Also, a Garnet Home Automation controller is full of intriguing possibilities, especially if Aceeca and Access leverage the user community wherever possible.