Re: Glad I bought my Jolla phone instead of waiting for Canonical
My ideal phone would be something like the Ubuntu phone.
I want my phone to look like a phone (~5" screen) and, amazingly these days, take phone calls and send/receive SMS/MMS messages. I don't care if it isn't thin. I don't care if it doesn't look sexy. So long as it fits into my pocket I'm happy.
I also want to have full control of the phone as if it was something like a Raspberry Pi. I want to have root terminal access out of the box. I want to be able to easily load new OS images to the phone. I want to (but probably rarely) be able to write non-sandboxed software for the phone and run a large variety of 'full distro' applications (such as VLC, LibreOffice, TuxPaint for the kids) just like they were running on my Raspberry Pi. I want to (but probably only do rarely) connect to a monitor via a mini-HDMI output and use a bluetooth keyboard and use it as a normal PC / media consumption device.
I also don't want to pay big bucks. That last one probably means I'll be waiting a long time.