LG G2x. It doesn't have locked bootloaders, or any of those other issues all the Motorola and HTC phones have as of late. After day one we are already rooted, and running clockworkmod both on the G2x, next up is CyanogenMod.
$279 on woot.com . It is a great tablet for the price but it looks like woot didn't sell them all, because now Amazon has it as the deal of the day for the same price. (Shipped & Sold by Woot).
current oddity happening inside the Android environment as far as app stores go? No? Lemme explain real quick. First, there's the Android Marketplace. This is the market that you see on most Android-based phones you'll be purchasing from USA-based mobile carriers. Manufacturers must go through a process to get Google Approved to be able to have this market on their device. Then there's alternate markets, the most notable one of late being the Amazon App Store. No market, until now, has been able to give the developers of the apps 100% of the profit earned via the sales of apps - YAAM fills that gap.
Jason Wang. He is not one of the very well known concept designers but I have a feeling after everyone starts to see this latest creation he will be. This is about as clean and elegant as a phone could come.