It works very well as an Android phone and does its backup via the Motoblur web site. I have over 50 apps loaded from the Marketplace and a few from the Amazon App Store. Every app works fine and you are notified when updates are available. Be ready to subscribe to the 200 MB/month package as you will be tempted to use it a lot while away from a Wifi connection. While in Wifi range, have used it to make Internationa calls using Skype at $.02/min for many countries. It has a good rear camera.