The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas, has wound down. Though the show in past years has been a hotbed of wireless activity, this year mobile heavyweights made just a smattering of news.
On top this year were handset announcements from the likes of Huawei, ZTE and Sony. And operators like Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel were in attendance too, and made a smattering of announcements themselves.
As in past years, Fierce was out in force at this year's CES. Phil Goldstein, Sue Marek and Mike Dano were on the ground during the show covering all the major news.
Check below for all the headlines the entire Fierce team generated from this year's Consumer Electronics Show.
LAS VEGAS--The show floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show is never disappointing. The show--the largest trade conference in the United States--attracts players from around the world, both large and small, and they all battle for the attention of the conference-goer. As a result, the CES floor is often the site of novelties amazing, strange and laughable--sometimes all at once. Slideshow
LAS VEGAS--The show floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show is never disappointing. The show--the largest trade conference in the United States--drags in players from around the world, both large and small, and they all battle for the attention of the conference-goer.
Sony Mobile Communications may abandon the low-end smartphone market and focus primarily on high-end devices as it seeks to reestablish its mobile brand. The company is putting a great deal of emphasis on the "premium" experience aspect of its devices, as exemplified by the Xperia Z, the new flagship smartphone Sony unveiled this week at the Consumer Electronics Show.
LAS VEGAS--Sprint Nextel is hoping its proposed financial transaction with Japan's Softbank will ultimately help position the company to obtain more smartphones at a lower overall cost.
Dish Network complained Thursday that its Hopper DVR was dropped from CNET's "Best of CES" awards program because of a legal battle with CBS Corp., which owns the tech media publisher.
Compared to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, where Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt appeared on stage with a top Samsung executive, the two largest cable MSOs took a much lower profile at this week's convention.
Rovi Corp., which recently said it would sell off its online video unit, continued to cozy up to the pay TV universe at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, where it unveiled new IP software that "would enable pay TV service providers to cost effectively introduce IP-based multiscreen services and applications" within their traditional delivery system.
LAS VEGAS--As the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show winds down, it's time to evaluate the devices that were introduced at the show. Click here to check out our phones of CES slideshow.
Not everyone will embrace T-Mobile's decision to do away with device subsidies. But I'm glad T-Mobile is making the switch, and at CES many industry players seem to agree.
The Consumer Electronics Show here was surprisingly quiet on the smartphone front. While there were a number of smartphone announcements, the overall noise level seemed less than in prior years.