Leading mobile phone manufacturers were among the companies vying for attention at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
According to TechRadar, HTC used the event to showcase its Inspire 4G handset, which contains an 8MP digital camera, a 4.3-inch WVGA display and the Android 2.2 operating system.
The "impressive" HTC Thunderbolt was also put under the spotlight, with visitors perusing features such as its Skype video calling facility.
TechRadar noted that HTC is currently seen as one of the "hottest mobile manufacturers on the planet".
However, rival brands such as Motorola were also on hand to give attendees a chance to check out the competition.
Indeed, TechRadar described the manufacturer's Atrix device as a "pocketable force to be reckoned with".
The smartphone was hailed for offering features including a "stunning" qHD display, 1GB of memory and cameras both on the front and back.
Motorola also promoted its Droid Bionic handset at the CES, a device that TechRadar described as one of "the best Android phones around".
The website added that Sony Ericsson exhibited at the event, where it aimed to "challenge the smartphone elite" with the Xperia Arc.
With its Android 2.3 operating system and 8.1MP digital camera, TechRadar said it believes Sony Ericsson could attract lots of interest with this new handset.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the organiser of the CES, has meanwhile commended the companies that took part in this year's event.
Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive of the group, said the 2011 show featured more "innovation, more news, more social media buzz and more international attendance" than ever before.
Figures suggest that about 140,000 professionals from the industry attended the event, including 30,000 who had come from outside the US.
The CEA added that over 2,700 technology companies took part in the show.