I think getting devices out is not as important as getting the software stack right. Linux,Qt,Wayland,systemd,smack etc seem to be the right choices.
My hope is that once Qt5 and Wayland work there will be a few devices(2012, maybe Intel will even have competitive SOCs by then). The smartphone market is going to be so big that smaller vendors can easily survive by offering phones that put the user in control and offer a lot of freedom. The UI should be Swipe-UI inspired. Was the handset UI for Meego mentioned at the Mini-summit? Any Intel people here to comment?
I would be willing to spend $400 to 500 for such a phone, which leaves a nice profit margin for any vendor.