Does this really need an explanation?
Actually, it does. This is my old phone. I bought it just under a year ago here in Houston. It got dropped once or twice, mostly on carpet... but it had long been developing this crack in the casing around the hinge. I stuck a little gaffer's tape on there (I know, I know) and it seemed fine.
And it was fine until one morning, I opened it up to snooze the alarm. I closed it again, went back to sleep and the next time I opened it, crack!
This was a big bummer. I was planning on replacing it as soon as I reached the year-long point because Sprint has this rebate program in one- and two-year increments. But, I was just days short.
Long story short, I raised a little polite hell with Sprint and ended up paying far-less-than-full-price for this phone:
I still want this though... maybe some day:
Rumor and iPhone pictures courtesy of Google Images search.