The first official Ubuntu hardware partners have been announced and companies you've never heard of! Expect the phones later this year, but don't set your heart on US availability you crazy Linux junkie.
I know both of them. Meizu is a Chinese brand, while bq is a Spanish brand of Chinese hardware. They both sell mostly online over Europe as carrier free phones. They generally don't sell much in the US as they don't often have cdma versions of their hardware.