ATT announced today GoPhone customers can buy two Android smartphones starting April 17 in ATT stores nationwide, the LG Thrive and the LG Phoenix Android 2.2 devices. GoPhone customers can get these prepaid smartphones with data packages with no long-term commitment required. Here is more info on these new smartphones from ATT's GoPhone prepaid carrier:
LG Thrive has Android OS 2.2, Facebook and Twitter apps for social networking, flexible personalization with up to seven customizable home screens, and unlimited Wi-Fi usage at thousands of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide, included as part of the smartphone data plan required with either device. LG Phoenix offers similar features to its prepaid counterpart as well as Mobile Hotspot and data tethering support which allows the sharing of the phone?s mobile broadband connection with other devices.
Android 2.2 platform HSDPA 7.2 3G data speeds 600MHz application processor 3.2? 320 x 480 262k color full-touch display Wi-Fi/aGPS capable 160MB User Memory w/ microSD storage (up to 32GB) 2GB microSD card installed 3.2MP Auto-focus camera Stereo Bluetooth 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
On April 17, AT&T will begin selling LG Thrive, in silver for $179.99. To use data services on the Thrive, a GoPhone smartphone plan and data package are required.
The LG Phoenix will be available on the same day in dark blue for $49.99 and requires a two-year agreement.