Gadgetorama unboxes the Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger



Welcome to Gadgetorama’s very first unboxing. While I am ambivalent to unboxings (after all, what is in the box is almost always more interesting than opening the box), I thought that I would let you the readers decide for yourself if this is worth your while. If you want to see more unboxings in the future, feel free to drop me a note.

The Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger landed in Canada about a month ago after being released in a number of other countries earlier in the year. I decided to get one to have a chance to play with a Windows Mobile 6 Standard device for a long stretch of time. Having used Pocket PC devices for a number of years, I was curious to see if I could make the jump to a Smartphone device, thereby eliminating the need for separate PDA and mobile phone. Unsure how the experiment would turn out, I selected a relatively inexpensive model so that if things did not pan out, I could then revert to a traditional PDA and mobile phone in the future.

And with that out of the way, let the unboxing begin…

Before we open the box

iPAQ 510 box unopened
Figure 1: The box

What is in the box
Figure 2: The side of the box reveals what we will find inside

The box opened

Figure 3: The front lid opens to reveal another flap

Figure 4: Still more flaps

Figure 5: The documentation

Figure 6: Hardware at last

Everything unboxed at last

Figure 7: Everything is now unboxed

Figure 8: Let’s get rid of all those bags

Figure 9: A closer look at the AC adapter

The iPAQ 510 revealed

Figure 10: Stickers

Figure 11: Front view of the iPAQ 510

Figure 12: Back view of the iPAQ 510

Figure 13: A closer look at the headset

Figure 14: All set for the SIM card in


Time to charge the battery and start making phone calls.

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