I was grumbling on a thread the other week that my Pre3 had died and "What would I do now?"
Buy a second brand new Pre3 turned out to be the answer on this occasion. I was surprised and happy to find that this was still possible. A very welcome surprise because I did look around at the alternatives (various Android and Windows Phones) but they just were not appealing.
I can report that the backup (and restore) servers are still working nicely.