LAS VEGAS -- The last CTIA show ever to be held in the spring is under way. Not surprisingly, there have been fewer handset releases this time around, but Kyocera pulled out the stops with a party at a fancy ice bar to introduce two new rugged smartphones. And right behind it is a gallery of networking devices to spread the wireless love.
So let CNET take you on a tour of all the new gadgets coming out of the 2013 CTIA. We'll be expanding on this list as the show progresses and as more new devices take the stage. Also, you can check out the new CTIA products on video.
Bound for U.S. Cellular on May 24, the Kyocera Hydro XTRM is a waterproof and shockproof Android 4.1 smartphone that's built to rugged military standards. It has a 4-inch display and such features as a Snapdragon 1.2GHz processor, LTE, a 5-megapixel main camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, and storage capacity that's expandable to 32GB.
Also a rugged device, the Hydro Edge will land at Boost Mobile, though its data speeds will top out at 3G. The Android 4.1 device has a 4-inch IPS touch-screen display, and it runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor. Features include 5-megapixel camera, 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM, and an expandable storage slot.
The first of Sprint's three tri-band hotspots, the Netgear Zing has an LCD display that shows the status of your power, connections, and signal strength. Also, it's capable of roaming globally on GSM networks.