Bought a droid on ebay... prototype?

Skitals

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So I bought a droid on ebay (I'm in the middle of a contract, cant upgrade). Supposedly used a couple days, still has plastic on it. Everything looks good, phone is pretty much mint.

It has a serial number engraved on the bottom front left, just like this prototype. (not the text, just the 8-digit serial)

And the battery has a red sticker, "Motorola Engineering Sample" with a date of 2009.07.16

What do you think the deal is? I emailed the seller to ask. Pretty obvious it isn't a retail unit. Prototype? Press sample? Something else?

Think I have anything to worry about?
 

Jeremy

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Did the seller post images of the device when you were bidding on it? Have a link to the auction? It should still be available to view...
 

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I already activated it online, before I noticed. So ESN is apparently clear. Phone has been working great all night.

No pictures were in the ebay listing.
 

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Wow, you took a chance on buying a Droid when the auction had no pics?

Yes. I'm pretty sure I know what a droid is supposed to look like. Especially when it says like new, used 2 days, still in plastic, and the seller has hundreds of feedback, 100% positive.

I wouldn't have noticed anything in a pic anyway. I didn't realize the serial number on front wasn't supposed to be there until I saw the sticker on the battery and examined everything closer.

The only thing I'm worried about is the phone getting flagged, not getting updates, or something happening and not having a manufactures warranty. All three are unknowns.
 

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