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LG Thrive brings prepaid Android smartphones to AT&T

updated 11:00 am EDT, Tue April 12, 2011

LG Thrive and Phoenix bring Optimus One to ATT

AT&T on Tuesday morning brought out its first real smartphone for prepaid users and its first LG Android device. The Thrive spotted earlier is AT&T's adaptation of the Optimus One and has the same 600MHz processor, 3.2-inch touchscreen, and 3.2-megapixel camera mated with Android 2.2. As a GoPhone device, though, the Thrive can run on as little as $2 per day for no-commitment unlimited voice and text, and has the new option of a $25, 500MB block of data for those who need substantial data but don't want to commit in the long term.

The phone will come in silver and cost $180 without any contract. Other prepaid data plans have seen either a capacity boost or a price cut, and users can pay $5 for as little as 10MB of data (up from an unusable 1MB) or $15 for 100MB (previously $20).

A regular subscription variant, the Phoenix, is coming in navy blue and has all the same features as the Thrive. Going with a contract also keeps its superficial price down to $50 and also opens up support for 3G hotspot creation and direct tethering.

Both phones are due in stores on April 17.

Thrive (top) and Phoenix (bottom)





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