First Prepaid Smartphone By LG
On April 17th, LG and AT&T are partnering up to bring customers the first pre-paid smartphone, the LG Thrive as well as a post-paid version, the LG Phoenix (neither of which are pictured). Both devices will have Android 2.2, Froyo and will be available in stores nationwide. Both devices will feature a vibrant 3.2-inch color full-touch display, have Exchange email support, unlimited Wi-Fi usage on the entire national AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot network and will carry 3.2MP cameras a piece.
Now let’s get down to brass tax, gentlemen. Data packages are available but they don’t come cheap! On the LG Thrive, users can grab a 500MB data package for $20 if they chose a 10 cents a minute or $2 Unlimited talk and text plan a day. While $2 a day equals $60 a month, this plan is ideal for a person who uses his or her phone only on the weekends, and thus only has to spend $16 a month in wireless costs. Users looking to check e-mail less times a day can pay $5 or $15 for 10MB and 100MB of data, respectively. With the LG Thrive you get the best of social media apps Facebook and Twitter, customizable homescreens, and everything you’d ever want or need in a smartphone.
Here are some notable specs that the two phones share:
Android 2.2 platform
HSDPA 7.2 3G data speeds
600MHz application processor
3.2” 320 x 480 262k color full-touch display
160MB User Memory w/ microSD storage (up to 32GB)
2GB microSD card installed
3.2MP Auto-focus camera
Quad-band GSM / Tri-band 3G (world capable)
1500 mAh long-life battery
Text/Picture and Video Messaging support
POP3/IMAP/Gmail/EAS email support
The LG Thrive will be available in silver for $179.99 and the LG Phoenix will be available in dark blue for $49.99 with a two year agreement.