If you've been backing up your Pre, you might think that if you, say, drop it in the toilet, you'll be set to have all your data placed on a replacement. That might not be the case.
It looks like the Palm Profile has been having issues with corrupted backups, leaving users trying to restore from a backup without their data. It's not everyone who's had this problem, just more people than can be called a fluke.
Here's Palm's statement on the matter:
We are seeing a small number of customers who have experienced issues transferring their Palm Profile information to another Palm webOS device. Palm and Sprint are working closely together to support these customers to successfully transfer their information to the new device.
Good to know, clumsy Pre owners. [PreCentral]