On the same day as sharing their plans for Ubuntu's own package format and installer
, Rick Spencer of Canonical has laid out plans for the Ubuntu Phone to be "usable as our daily phones" by month's end.
By the end of May, Canonical's engineering team believes the Ubuntu Phone software will be good enough for day-to-day use. The definition of they're aiming for is to make/receive phone calls, make/receive SMS messages, browse the web over WiFi and 3G, switch between WiFi and 3G connections, working proximity sensors, support for importing contacts (from "somewhere") as well as adding/editing contacts, and updating the phone while retaining all user data.
Canonical's Rick Spencer made these Ubuntu Phone comments on his blog