Living in the Cloud has a few kinks to iron out. Derek Kessler at PreCentral points out problems with Palm Profile data loss.
It turns out that the problem stems from corrupted backups, which is nothing new in the backup industry. Corrupted data happens all the time, but there are always safeguards to ensure that it doesn’t corrupt the system. Usually, that’s a prior backup. The issue is that the Palm Profile doesn’t keep anything other than the most recent backup, corrupted or not. Since your phone doesn’t provide any feedback on backups, even when they end up as corrupted, webOS users have no idea whether or not their backup was successfully completed. That is, until you reset your phone and realize that everything is lost.
This reminded me so much of the early MobileMe problems. Isn’t it nice that MobileMe data is contained on your Mac or PC, your iPhone, and MobileMe?