First and foremost, the LG Thrive is being positioned as the very first Android powered smartphone for AT&T’s GoPhone prepaid service. Fittingly, it seems to compete very well with Boost Mobile’s recent Samsung Galaxy Prevail because it’s priced at $179.99 no-contract – making it one truly affordable smartphone. Naturally, the specs aren’t all that ground breaking, but it suffices to say the least to offer a reasonable experience. Some of its features include a 3.2” touchscreen, 600MHz processor, 3.2-megapixel auto-focus camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot, and powered by Android 2.2 Froyo.
Conversely, AT&T is making the same handset available as a postpaid option, but it’s being given the name of the LG Phoenix. Aside from the different colored paint job, the two handsets are identical in almost every way. However, the LG Phoenix carries a price tag of $50 with a 2-year agreement.
Surely they are the last of the major wireless carriers to announce a variant of the LG Optimus One, but as always, it’s better late than never. Lastly, both devices will begin to go on sale through AT&T stores and online starting on April 17th.
source: AT&T via Phonescoop