Aceeca PDA32 Now Available for Purchase
Aceeca has quietly updated their website with a number of details regarding their PDA32 Palm OS Garnet handheld. The unit is now available for purchase from Aceeca's online store, with delivery promised for August (see FAQ after the break). Aceeca promises "Long Term Availability" on their site, which is encouraging news for anyone worried that this device was going to have a brief, limited production run.
The website update also brings up the first set of official specs. Some highlights include confirmation that the base price for the unit is USD $179 and the unit comes with a one-year warranty. No price is available yet for the add-on modules such as 801.11b/g wi-fi , stereo audio output & voice record, and infrared transmitter. It appears that the PDA32's various wireless modules have not yet received certification so this is a decidedly unconnected device at the moment. Also, a high-power IR option is promised on Aceeca's site, something we have not seen since the days of IR blasters, some of Sony's CLIE models and the OmniRemote Springboard modules.
The PDA32's diagonal screen size has been confirmed as 3.2", with the usual resolution of 320x480. For reference, the Palm Pre has a 3.1" 320x480 screen whereas the TX, Palm's final handheld, has a 3.7" 320x480 screen. Aceeca has also posted a handy comparison chart between the PDA32 and their other Palm OS handhelds.
Finally, deeper digging into Aceeca's website reveals a preliminary FAQ for the PDA32, posted by Aceeca CEO Alex Topschij. The FAQ is reprinted below: