Welcome to CTIA

CTIA occupied the North and Central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. That's just a small portion of the space that CES normally occupies. Samsung reminded attendees that it had something to show.
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Inside the hall

The show floor felt a bit busier than in 2009, but not by much.
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Seeking the crowds

Crowds could be found in the most-popular booths, such as Microsoft's. There the company showed demos of Windows Phone 7.
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Windows phones

Microsoft also displayed a gallery of Windows phones.
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Celebrity sighting

Snowboarder and Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White posed for photos with show attendees.
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Emerging Tech

CTIA's Emerging Tech Awards invited you to vote on a gallery of products that have been nominated for best in show.

Pick a BlackBerry

Never a wallflower, RIM had a large vibrant booth near the entrance to the Central Hall.
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Showing off the Galaxy S

Samsung puts its TVs to good use at CTIA. A large video wall promoted its new Galaxy S.
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Sammy's new cells

Samsung also displayed new messaging phones like the Samsung Sunburst.
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Move over Moto

With just the i1 as its only new cell phone at CTIA, Moto kept a low profile. Its booth sat across from Kyocera's booth.
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A party at LG

A DJ entertained the masses at LG's booth.
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LG goes green

To emphasize its commitment to eco-friendly phones, LG displayed some of its handsets below the booth floor.
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Feeling blue at Nokia

Nokia focused on its Ovi mapping services. The company did not announce a new phones in Las Vegas.
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Kyocera goes Android

Kyocera wasn't shy about promoting its new Android handset, the Zio M6000.
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A Kyocera concept

Kyocera also showed several concept phones like this Double Clear.
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Oxygen, anyone?

One vendor offered an oxygen bar at its booth.
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Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson also didn't unveil a new handset at CTIA and it occupied just a corner of the larger Ericsson booth. Yet, we spied the Aspen on display. The handset has an eco-friendly design that's made from recycled materials.
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Am I at CTIA or a used car lot?

All kinds of companies exhibit at CTIA. You never know what you'll find.
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