Item was new...at some time in the past. Not when I received it.
22 August 2012
Summary: Let me preface this by saying this is mainly a review of the transaction and not the product itself. I give five stars to the phone and one star to the seller. The item I received was definitely not new though it was listed as such and the box has a label stating it is new. The package had been opened and the seal was torn and half missing. The package also had a deep razor cut that went all the way through the second box on the inside of the package.
Pros: This is a very nice looking phone and comfortable to use and hold in your hands. There are some nice features that set it apart from other androids.
Cons: poor performance results downloading from Android market both on Wifi and 3G. It was really slow downloading. This was something I did not experience using Inspire 4G + Desire A8181. Also the speaker is a bit weak .