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Aceeca PDA32 Now Available for Purchase

aceeca pda32 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:

1/ When will Bluetooth and WiFi be available? We are likely 6-8 weeks away depending on certification.


2/ Are you planning more Garnet OS devices? Yes - there will be several more over the next 12 months - 2 more planned for this year.


3/ When can I buy the PDA32? You can order it now and we will ship it to you around the first week of August.


4/ How long is the warranty? 12 months from date of purchase.


5/ How long will the PDA32 run on a fully charged battery? It depends entirely on what you are doing. We will make available some approximate run times for various modes of operation.

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Earth calling AssEatMe

Gekko @ 7/19/2010 10:14:24 PM # Q

please develop a new buggy whip, VCR tape, 8 Track, and Graffitt X with Garnet/WebOS tablet module.

a sucker is born every minute and we have about a dozen here reading.

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RE: Earth calling AssEatMe
mikecane @ 7/20/2010 9:52:58 AM # Q
I know! It's so pathetic. Some of those morons even go out and buy ANDROID cellphones instead of the iPhone. These people need the help of Science!
RE: Earth calling AssEatMe
Gekko @ 7/20/2010 10:58:07 AM # Q

AssEatYa

RE: Earth calling AssEatMe
mikecane @ 7/20/2010 5:42:04 PM # Q
Why are you so focused on buns these days? Are you having a coming out party?
RE: Earth calling AssEatMe
gmayhak @ 7/20/2010 7:01:42 PM # Q
You might be onto something Mike, he keeps asking for buggy whips too!
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RE: Earth calling AssEatMe
Tuckermaclain @ 7/21/2010 7:12:33 PM # Q
As soon as a device comes out with some decent PIM capability and some apps that are truly useful Garnet will continue to be the best solution for some of us. I know you can do killer Facebook/Youtube browsing with an Evo or iPhone, but pretend you're an adult and use it as a tool and not primarily as a social device. I hate my Centro but love the apps. I'll always have my TX with me until I retire. I think it will look more socially acceptable (if that's important to you) because the some phones now look like a TX. Nobody has yet matched Palm OS as a PDA. I sure as Hell wish somebody would put a radio in a TX though.
RE: Earth calling AssEatMe
gmayhak @ 7/21/2010 8:22:26 PM # Q
Most of us here loved the garnet pims but truth be told it's just software and some of the pims for new Apple hardware really date the old palm pims.

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RS-232

legodude522 @ 7/20/2010 1:49:08 AM # Q
Why is this the only model without RS-232 connectivity.

Looks very useless to me for it's target market.
Palm m125 > Palm Zire 71 > Tapwave Zodiac 1 > Palm Zire 72 > Sharp Zaurus SL-C1000 > Palm Tungsten T|3 > HTC Universal > ETEN Glofiish M800 > 16gb Apple iPhone 3g S (jailbroken)

RE: RS-232
jnuneznj @ 7/20/2010 7:17:04 AM # Q
Dude really? How do you expect to fit the RS-232 along with the IEEE 1284? We all know printing to the dot-matrix is more important that you accessing AOL.
RE: RS-232
asiayeah @ 7/20/2010 7:20:13 AM # Q
It has a semi-rugged casing, but it doesn't have an IP67 protection, unlike its other models.

Actually I wonder why someone can't make something slimmer than Palm V, but running Palm OS 5.4 with a beautiful color screens...and yet water-proof...
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RE: RS-232
JohnKes @ 7/20/2010 9:00:45 AM # Q
For RS-232, you will have to buy the more expensive models:
http://www.aceeca.com/home/product_comparison.php
RE: RS-232
Gekko @ 7/20/2010 10:59:15 AM # Q

i need to be able to plug this puppy into my 1541 floppy drive.


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New?

CTSLICK @ 7/21/2010 10:25:44 AM # Q
Hi...1999 called, they'd like their PDA back please. "Ruggedized" or not the target market for this device might fit on a pin-head.
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RE: New?
Tuckermaclain @ 7/21/2010 7:17:00 PM # Q
Holy S**T! The PDA32 is an INCH THICK! It's a brick by today's standards.

I can see it now. BorgBeehiveQueen says: Mike, is that a PDA32 in your pocket or are you just glad too see me?

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seriously though

linds @ 7/22/2010 12:42:44 PM # Q
I would like to hear what these will be/could used for. I have seen similar units when going to a Cleveland Indians game. They used them to scan in the tickets upon entry.
RE: seriously though
BaalthazaaR @ 7/22/2010 2:38:48 PM # Q
This is a PDA with a huge battery not a bar code scanner. It is not capable of scanning bar codes. The MEZ1500 is a bar code scanner.
RE: seriously though
Gekko @ 7/22/2010 5:57:36 PM # Q

they'll sell DOZENS!!!


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