Options - status is a known option, where you can see file free, battery, pin, and wlan mac address, as well (if memory serves) uptime.
Uptime of more than the device was turned on by the OP would suggest its not new.
Also, unlocked, i.e. SIM Free devices from places like Amazon are brand new. They are direct from RIM devices, (at least originally, I suppose it could have been a return) to the distributers.
"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."