Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show ushers in the new wave of elite smartphones designed to drive the mobile market into a frenzy. Last year, Motorola earned top honors when it unveiled the Atrix 4G and Droid Bionic—two powerhouses that peaked in the top 10 of our 25 Best Smartphones of 2011 list. This year’s show was nothing short of surprising, as curve balls from HTC and Samsung reeled us in with dynamic hardware upgrades, and Nokia proved Microsoft's mobile efforts were here to stay, shocking the tech world with its upcoming Window Phones 7 device. Get familiar with the year’s best by catching up on the 7 Best Smartphones Unveiled At CES 2012.