I think this phone will have enough popularity, it'll get the attention of the serious devs. The ones that unlock bootloaders on a regular basis. I'd put money on this one being opened up at LEAST early on until they patch it down the line.
I am kinda surprised there isn't more activity in this forum though. Figured this might be the choice of a lot of expiring Gnexer's. I'm thinking seriously about pulling the trigger on this one. Anything known about battery life yet?