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HP iPAQ 500 Series Voice Messenger (510,512,514)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and responsiveness. The usability and portability also get good opinions, but there are some critical comments about the text input and features.

design, portability, usability, responsiveness, value for money

screen, camera, GPS navigation, features, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HP iPAQ 500 Series Voice Messenger (510,512,514) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger


Aptly named the Voice Messenger, this GSM/EDGE smartphone reads text messages and e-mail aloud in a voice reminiscent of the Jetsons' robot maid, Rosie. While

View, create, and edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents. Slick appointment calendar provides quick access to a specific date. Handy Shortcuts button quickly launches frequently used apps. Sync Outlook e-mail and contacts using Wi-Fi or USB. Makes...

Echoey call quality. No 3G support. Cramped keypad and slippery, rounded keys. Some voice commands (especially ones involving messaging or data entry) require additional button presses to work. OS is a little sluggish

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HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger


HP's first Windows Mobile 6 phone packs in Wi-Fi and lots of talk time, but its Voice Command technology is no replacement for a keyboard.

Bigger display than Pearl • Excellent GPS system • Long battery life • Good data performance • Built-in media player

Keyboard a bit cramped • No camera• No stereo Bluetooth support

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HP iPAQ 51X Voice Messenger


I bet you've never seen an iPAQ like this. The HP iPAQ Voice Messenger 51X is HP's first phone-first smartphone, the first retail US phone to combine cellular and Wi-Fi calling built in, and the first retail device I've seen running Windows Mobile 6...

Windows Mobile 6. Built-in VOIP support.

Feels slow. Quiet speakerphone. Low-res screen. No 3G. Buggy.

HP's first phone-shaped device, first true dual-mode smartphone in the US, and first official Windows Mobile 6 phone is a good fit for many businesses, but individual consumers should wait for something that feels faster and less buggy.


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HP iPaq 510 Voice Messenger


Of course, the other big news here is the new operating system. The HP iPaq 510 runs Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition (formerly known as Smartphone Edition), which brings the full Mobile Office Suite for working on the go as well as enhanced e-mail...

The HP iPaq 510 Voice Messenger features advanced voice-command functions and the new Windows Mobile 6 operating system with enhanced e-mail functions and Office Mobile tools. The smart phone also has a compact design, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a...

Unfortunately, the iPaq 510's speakerphone quality was subpar, and there is no support for 3G. The phone's keypad and navigation controls also are cramped, and it has a lower resolution screen

Despite some niggling design flaws and the lack of 3G support, the HP iPaq 510 Voice Messenger offers outstanding voice-command features as well as the enhanced productivity tools of Windows Mobile 6.

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HP iPaq 510 Voice Messenger handset gets reviewed


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HP iPaq 510 Voice Messenger Cell Phone Review


Here it is: The first Windows Mobile 6 smart phone, and it comes from none other than HP. It's a good choice for mobile professionals who want to keep on ...

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HP iPAQ 510/514 Voice Messenger Review


The HP iPAQ is a well-feature-packed smartphone with pocket-size and pleasant design that isn't a fashion-attraction, but also isn't ugly. We like that it has WM6 instead of 5, and built-in WiFi and powerful battery, but don't encourage using displays...

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HP iPAQ 510 Voice Messenger SmartPhone Review


For years I've been searching for the ideal converged handheld device. While the commercial offerings keep getting better and satisfying more of my

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HP iPAQ Voice Messenger -


Sleek, shiny and unlike many of its earlier Windows Mobile siblings, our first impression of the HP iPAQ Voice Messenger comes off as a device worth paying some attention to.

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Handheld Computing Magazine preview: HP iPAQ 500 Series


On February 12, 2007, HP introduced the latest iPAQ device at the 3GSM conference, Spain. It's an iPAQ like none we've ever seen, a sleek and small smartphone designed to provide the most flexible wireless email experience for business customers...

Windows Mobile 6 delivers advanced communications, increased productivity and integrated mobile business performance all within the familiar Microsoft software experience. We're pleased to work with HP to offer a device that will help businesses thrive...

Product Specifications

It's small in size - but don't be fooled. It's big on functionality! Work in motion with the HP iPAQ 500 Voice Messenger! Take your office with you on the road with built-in productivity apps and office functionality. Speak your mind! Your voice has more power than ever before. Voice Commander converts your phone into your personal "Voice Valet".


Standby Time (PB):188hours
Talk Time (PB):390minutes
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard


Band:GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera/With digital camera / digital player/With digital camera / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera/Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:GSM/WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6/Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Diagonal Size:2.4in/2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm/6.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD/microSD / miniSD/miniSD


Country Kits:China/Denmark/Europe/Hong Kong / Taiwan/Italy/Norway / Sweden/United States
Model:500 Voice Messenger/510 Voice Messenger/512 Voice Messenger/514 Voice Messenger/Voice Messenger
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP iPAQ

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:1.3Megapixel/3.1Megapixel

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty