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What to expect from MobileCon 2012

The mobile-focused fall show is upon us and CNET is going to cover the news. Here's what you should look for.

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MobileCon, the rebranded mobile show that used to be known as Fall CTIA, runs October 9 to 11 in San Diego, CA. As before, the show will have a strong IT and enterprise focus, but we'll still see consumer goodies crop up in the form of new handsets.

What we won't see is the mass press conference spectacle of January's CES or the absolute circus of February's Mobile World Congress at the quieter MobileCon. Instead, expect news generated in private meetings and unexpected press releases for new smartphones.

Although AT&T already announced its fall lineup this week, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon will be at MobileCon, likely with new handsets to share. Verizon is also hosting an event to share a milestone in its 4G LTE evolution, a topic near and dear to many hearts.

In addition to what's new, we'll also get much more quality time with the phones that have been recently announced, like the HTC One X+ and HTC Windows Phone 8X, the LG Optimus G -- so be on the lookout for more detailed hands-on observations and up-close photos.

Lynn La, Maggie Reardon, and I will be covering the show, so don't forget to follow us on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook for the blow-by-blow.

Marguerite Reardon, Senior Writer
Jessica Dolcourt, Senior Editor
Lynn La, Associate Editor