The PDA32 is bigger than anything which Palm ever built. This alone makes the device predestined for good build quality – if you add its intended industrial audience, high expectations come naturally. Can the machine stack up?
At first glance, Palm veterans will note the DIA-enabled screen and the lack of application buttons:
Indeed, Aceeca has given up on the traditional application buttons. Instead, the device has a power button, a fiveway and – get this – a brightness toggle. All the buttons are well-built:
Unfortunately, the black rim around the screen gets in your way when you try to hit elements close to the border of the screen. Being a right-hander, I had consistant problems trying to hit the scroll bar of the launcher with the stylus:
The speaker and the stylus silo can be found on the back of the unit:
Looking at the top, we see an unusually large IR element and the SD slot:
Whereas a MiniUSB port is lurking at the bottom:
The stylus is ok, too:
Finally, a look at the side. If you look carefully, you will see that the bottom part of the case is textured for better grip:
In the end, the PDA32 reminds me fatally of the Samsung i780. A design by a genius – fuxated by small details. If Aceeca fixes the issues outlined above, the final release device would be a total killer.
Tune in soon to find out more about the screen.
- Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – final verdict
- Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – size, 1
- Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – size, 2
- Aceeca PDA32 preliminary review – screen
- The GSPDA M70 review – physical