AT&T has kind of introduced two new LG Android powered smartphones into its lineup, set to appear on April 17th - the LG Thrive and LG Phoenix. I say "kind of" because, well, they're the same phone. The Thrive is a prepaid variant, while the Phoenix is a contract-only device.
Left: Thrive; Right: Phoenix
They're not really anything to brag about, but here are the specs:
- 600MHz processor
- 3.2 Inch screen
- 160MB of user memory, 2GB SD card
- 3.2MP Camera
- Android 2.2
I guess it's not too bad when you consider the off contract price of $180 for the Thrive (okay, yes it is. I was trying to be optimistic), but the Phoenix will set you back $50 with a two year agreement, which isn’t that great considering you can get the Motorola Atrix 4g for $100 under the same circumstances.
To go along with the arrival of the Thrive, AT&T has also updated its prepaid data plan. You can now get 100MB for $15 (previously $20), 10MB for $5 (as opposed to 1MB for $5), and the new addition to the group - 500MB for $25.