AT&T announces its versions of the LG Optimus One; the LG Thrive & Phoenix

AT&T announces its versions of the LG Optimus One; the LG Thrive & Phoenix
LG Thrive

LG Thrive

LG Phoenix

LG Phoenix

Certainly it was bound to happen, especially when so many carriers far and wide have their own variants, but it appears that AT&T is finally getting its own version of the popular LG Optimus One. Surprisingly though, we’re not simply greeted with one exact model, but rather, we’re presented with two different ones that accommodatesboth prepaid and postpaid.

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

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13 Comments

1. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Did they just lift this off the engadget page??

2. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Naaaah .... Phonescoop. Says so right on the bottom of the page.

3. nelnel21 unregistered

i wonder if i just buy the prepaid thrive or whatever it's called and plug in my sim card from my quick messaging phone will my data and texting package still work until my contract runs out??

4. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

It'll work until AT&T sees that you are using a smart phone then they will change your plan accordingly. And it's very quick when I did that with a friend's captivate AT&T changed my plan the next day.

5. nelnel21 unregistered

so since i have $15 unlimited data on my qmp, it'll change to the capped 200mb $15 data plan right?

6. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

more than likely

8. kcombs

Posts: 275; Member since: Dec 15, 2010

yep system sweep will add a $15.00 data plan to your account.

7. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

meanwhile tmobile gets one of htc's new flagship devices... sensation 4g hahah. still waiting for my evo 3d though (:

11. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

wait isnt the thrive a 4g 3d phone

14. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

No that's the thrill

12. chinakidoliver.iab

Posts: 75; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

wait thats trill

13. Jim unregistered

Will AT&T LG Optimus One cell phone work in the 2011 BMW 7 series?

15. BigFatRufus unregistered

no it will not

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