This is a preliminary review, which is being generated on a non-final sample of the PDA32. A full review of the shipping model will follow at a later date!

Given that the PDA32 will likely replace a nice bit of aging Palm hardware, I have decided to give you a special size comparison against each and every Palm OS device I could find in my archive.

When it comes to thickness, the PDA32 is hard to beat. A Treo 650 looks slim:
aceeca pda32 vs palm treo 650 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm treo 650 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

The same can be said of the Treo 680:
aceeca pda32 vs palm treo 680 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm treo 680 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

Palm’s Centro is a bit smaller, too:
aceeca pda32 vs palm centro Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm centro 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

Don’t even get me started on the webOS-powered Pre:
aceeca pda32 vs palm pre Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm pre 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

A Palm TX may be similar in size, but also is thinner:
aceeca pda32 vs palm tx Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm tx 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

The Palm Tungsten T3 also is slimmer:
aceeca pda32 vs palm tungsten t3 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm tungsten t3 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

Next to the m500:
aceeca pda32 vs palm m500 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm m500 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

Finally, a shot next to the Palm IIIc:
aceeca pda32 vs palm iic Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1 aceeca pda32 vs palm iiic 2 Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review   size, 1

In the end, the PDA32 is fat. However, it is insanely ergonomical (one of the most comfortable-to-hold handhelds I ever saw) and very transportable – I had less issues with the box than I initially thought!

Tune in tomorrow for a comparison against our standard roster of devices.

Related posts:

  1. Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – size, 2
  2. Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – final verdict
  3. Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – physical
  4. Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – screen
  5. Palm Pre review – size of Pre vs legacy Palms

5 Responses to “Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – size, 1”

  1. I don’t think Aceeca aims at competing with Apple’s iPhone for shirt pocket space. If all you need is an organizer, any phone, smart or not, can pretty much do that these days. But if, as I suspect, this PDA is targeted at industrial uses such as collecting data on the plant floor, size must not be an important criteria. In my case, when mapping caves during several hours (no night shift in perpetual darkness :) battery duration is the main concern, and recent devices are pretty poor at that (a mere 6 hours for a TX, see http://www.laubrass.com/doc/public/battery/Battery_Life_PalmOS.pdf). I sure welcome the PDA32′s double capacity battery! A swappable battery would be even better, even if it made the device slightly thicker.

  2. Hi Luc,
    thank you so much for talking back!

    Can you recommend me a program for the battery test which would generate numbers meaningful to you?

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  3. Tam. just use Laubrass’ battery test procedure (the one used for the PDF doc I linked).

  4. Your pictures show Graffiti 2 icon on the screen. Does the device use Graffiti 2 only? or is Graffiti 1 available? It seems really odd considering that Access released Graffiti 1 on Android, if they are not supporting Graffiti 1 on their own OS.

  5. Hi Folks,
    I saw G2 there – no G1 AFAIK.

    As for Access: don’t get me started on them ;) .

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

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