The statement that the Snap Dragon is not ready for manufacture seems to be just a wrong statement!! As an Electrical Engineer, what I can say is Qualcomm already has a working normal size phone... which can be manufactured any time
Dilip - as the article states, the concept devices use the current 1GHz version of the Snapdragon but they're designed to run with the 1.5GHz dual-core versions which won't be shipping until 2009. Hope that clears it up.
Wheels - you might want to check out the Vye mini-v, a tablet PC netbook.