At this year’s CES, it seems like countless new smartphones were unveiled. Motorola, LG, Samsung, etc…and everything is now 4G, making the old 3G seem obsolete. Google’s Android has revolutionized smartphone interfaces, and now all the carriers are following in Sprint’s footsteps and supporting 4G. With so many new phones to choose from, it’s going to be hard to decide on a phone.

The HTC Thunderbolt is a really great-looking new smartphone that is going to Verizon. It will be the first 4G phone that Verizon carries. It has all the specs to compete at the top level of smartphones, including the ability to Skype video chat thanks to a front-facing camera and a generous 4.3-inch screen. It looks and feels great, and it has the features to back it up.

No one can forget the Motorola Atrix 4G, the first successful attempt to allow docking of a phone into a netbook shell to allow a desktop environment. This revolutionary idea lets the user plug the smartphone into a special netbook shell, and the user can access all of the phone’s data and applications right from the netbook. I say first “successful” attempt because other companies have tried but has not even come remotely close to this. The netbook runs the desktop version of many applications, including Firefox, and has a handy window that can be opened to access the Android interface as well. Even without taking the netbook shell into consideration, the Motorla Atrix 4G is an amazing phone. It’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor loads apps at lighting speed, and the 4-inch display ensures you don’t miss anything important.

The LG Optimus 2X is really fast. It also hosts a dual-core Tegra 2 processor with a 4-inch display. It’s light at a mere 4.9 ounces and measure 4.95 inches long, 2.5 inches wide, and less than half an inch thick. It will ship with Android 2.2, with a possibility of an upgrade to 3.o. It will first be available in Europe and Asia, and eventually make its way to the States. The clear difference between this phone and the Atrix is that the Atrix docks into a netbook shell, providing a desktop interface.

These are just three of the multitude of new smartphones that have been revealed at CES 2011. I hope this guide helped you a little with your decision and best of luck!