AT&T has finally entered the prepaid smartphone with the LG Thrive. The LG Thrive is based on the Android 2.2. It is an advancement in the GoPhone category and offers a whole range of features, including: 3.2-inch colour full-touch display, Wi-Fi, Exchange email support, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Additionally, this phone will have unlimited Wi-Fi access at AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide.

The official AT&T site suggest that the data plans have the following options:

  • 10MB at $5
  • 100MB at $15
  • 500MB at $25

Additionally, you can also choose between one the following 2 plans:

  • Smartphone $0.10/min Plan
  • Smartphone $2/day Unlimited Talk and Text Plan

The phone will be available for buyers starting April 17, 2011. The phone will be available at $179.99 in silver. It is reported that AT&T will also offer a two year contracted-version of the LG Thrive called LG Phoenix. LG Phoenix will be available in dark blue for $49.99. Both the devices will be sold in all AT&T stores.

Some of the interesting features of LG Thrive are:

  • 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