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Touring the CES 2013 show floor

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

Photo tour of the CES 2013 show floor

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 may quit entry-level smartphone market

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.

With Softbank, Sprint plans to challenge rivals in handset purchases

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.

The phones of CES 2013

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.

T-Mobile's killing of device subsidies draws praise at CES

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.

In pictures: The phones of CES 2013

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.

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile commit to BlackBerry 10

LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA each confirmed they will support Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform this year, giving RIM a shot in the arm three weeks ahead of its Jan. 30 BB10 unveiling. 

Verizon: Almost 50% of data traffic now goes over LTE network

LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless said that almost 50 percent of its data load now travels over its LTE network. The figure is up significantly from October, when Verizon said that 35 percent of its data traffic moved over its LTE network. Further, the carrier said it expects overall data traffic to grow by a factor of seven during the next three years.

Nokia's Weber: We'll focus on imaging, location in 2013

LAS VEGAS--Nokia plans to focus both its technical innovations and marketing for its Lumia phones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software on its imaging and location capabilities, according to a senior Nokia executive.