There should be a new chassis bundled with the GTA04 board, easier to be bought by a broader audience. I still hope really, that this (or a similar) project comes forward. Advertised as a Phone that offers easy-to-use encryption etc., this would be very attractive not just to geeks, but also to political activists and other people who care about their privacy. Many people care about that nowadays, yet there is no big manufacturer who cares.
A variety of chassis's would be nice, the old ones design sucked
the GTA04 project is really worth more than a small last sentence...
The community worked really hard in the last 2 years to manage to create a completly new and up to date smartphone based upon Openmoko's plans and principles.
Recently we had the Open Hardware/Software Workshop 2011 in Munich, where the results of those efforts (the final GTA04 board – ready to buy) were presented.
Then we had the FSOSHRCON'11 where we discussed the further evolvement of the FreeSmartphone.Org (FSO) and StableHybridRelease (SHR) software stack, which aims at Openmoko as it's main plattform.