Samsung announced the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD Jan. 9 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas along with the AT&T Galaxy Note and Sprint Galaxy Nexus. The Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD is the sequel to the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, but with a larger screen, better resolution and removable battery. Its screen size goes from a 4.52-incher to a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED version. It comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1280x720p resolution. There's no pricing or availability for it yet, but you can always get the Galaxy Note and its 5-inch screen if you're an AT&T customer and don't want to wait for the Skyrocket HD.
AT&T has made several announcements the day before CES officially kicks off, but Sprint also announced a couple of new devices. One of them is the so-far-exclusive to Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google's flagship phone will be Sprint's first LTE phone. Sprint has so far been relying on its WiMax network to deliver fast download times, but the LTE network will be their fastest yet. Sprint also unveiled two other LTE devices. One is a mobile hotspot and the other is the LG Viper smartphone. The Viper has a 4-inch screen, near field communication chip and is partially made from recycled plastic.
Once again, details on the Nexus release are scant, but it should be pretty close to the Verizon version. It may have a couple of Sprint apps preloaded on it and things like that, but it's not yet known if the NFC chip will be enabled. Verizon had an issue with the NFC technology because it competed with another technology Verizon had invested in. One thing Galaxy Nexus owners can look forward to on the Sprint network is the unlimited data plans. Tell us in the comments if you are a Sprint customer and if you were waiting for the Nexus.