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CTIA 2012: Behind the scenes (photos)

Before the show starts at CTIA 2012, CNET's Lynn La combs the floor looking for clues of the show to come.

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Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome

Every year, companies in the cell phone industry, from international heavy hitters to small-time tech businesses, make their way to the mobile phone convention known as CTIA 2012.

Although this year's conference starts tomorrow, catch a glimpse of the booths while they're still under construction and before the crowds come crawling in.

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CTIA 2012: Nokia

Although Nokia reported that it's not going to announce any handsets after already releasing a few at CES and MWC, it will still have a presence at CTIA, as indicated with this booth and its Nokia Siemens Networks booth.
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CTIA 2012: Personal Communications Devices

PCD's booth flashes banners of its HTC Rhyme and Casio G'zOne Ravine.
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CTIA 2012: Kyocera

The booth for Japanese phone manufacturer Kyocera emphasizes living life "with clarity."
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CITA 2012: Plum Mobile

With a notable presence already in Central and South America, Plum Mobile hopes to expand its U.S. presence this year by unveiling a range of Android phones and tablets.
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CTIA 2012: LG

LG reported that it will not release any new devices at CTIA. Instead, it'll display some of its previously announced devices, like the LG Optimus 4X HD and the LG Optimus Vu.
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CTIA 2012: HTC

A day before the start of the trade show, our own Maggie Reardon reported that HTC announced a 4G LTE updated Droid Incredible on Verizon Wireless' network.
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CTIA 2012: ZTE

Although relatively unknown to the U.S. audience, ZTE released a solid phone known as the ZTE Fury on Sprint's network a few months ago.
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CTIA 2012: Intel

Intel recently released its first smartphone in April, the Xolo X900, built around its Atom Z2460 processor.
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CTIA 2012: Cricket Wireless

Cricket's booth puts a heavy emphasis on its music subscription portal, Muve Music.
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CTIA 2012: Huawei

Back during MWC, Huawei unveiled its Ascend D Quad phone, claiming it to the be the world's fastest phone. We wonder what superlative device it'll announce this time around.

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