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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.

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Kyocera Hydro XTRM

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.

Read more: Resilient Kyocera Hydro XTRM now available (hands-on)

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Kyocera Hydro Edge

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.

Read more: Kyocera unveils waterproof Hydro Edge (hands-on)

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Coolpad Quattro 2 4G

An Android smartphone running Jelly Bean, The Coolpad Quattro has a 5MP camera, a 1,800 mAh battery, and a 4.5-inch LCD with a qHD resolution (960 by 540 pixels).

Read more: Coolpad demos Quattro 2 4G handset (hands-on)

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Samsung Admire 2

We don't know much about this entry-level smartphone except that it runs Android 4.1 and it has a 5-megapixel camera.

Read more: Cricket's Android 4.1 Samsung Admire 2 (hands-on)

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Samsung Galaxy Discover

Coming this summer, the compact and sturdy Galaxy Discover has an HVGA display with a 320x480-pixel resolution, a 3-megapixel camera, and a 800MHz single-core processor.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Discover leaps to Cricket (hands-on)

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Netgear Zing

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.

Read more: Sprint announces three tri-band LTE hot spots (hands-on)

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Netgear 341U USB

The Netgear 341U USB modem is the second Sprint device. It has a standard design that plugs into your laptop's USB port.

Read more: Sprint announces three tri-band LTE hot spots (hands-on)

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Novatel Wireless MiFi 500LTE

Lastly, the Novatel Wireless MiFi 500LTE doesn't have a screen, but you can view stats such as battery life and connected devices over a Web interface.

Read more: Sprint announces three tri-band LTE hot spots (hands-on)

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Aio Wireless ZTE Prelude

Made for AT&T's new Aio prepaid brand, the ZTE Prelude is an entry-level smartphone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, a 1GHz single-core processor, and a 2-megapixel camera.

Read more: Aio's prepaid, Android 4.1 ZTE Prelude (hands-on)

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Yota Ruby

Behind a sleek, minimalist package is support for 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G connections. The battery life is rated at 6 hours from a full charge, and you can connect as many as nine additional devices.

Read more: Hands-on with Yota Ruby, not your average hot spot

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Damson Oyster and Pearl

Made by U.K.-based manufacturer Damson Audio, the Oyster and Pearl showed up for the first time in the United States at CTIA. The Oyster and Pearl are portable devices that deliver serious sound.

Read more: Pearl and Oyster pack an audio wallop (hands-on)

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Sonostar Smartwatch

The devices we saw at CTIA were just prototypes, but Sonostar reps swear that the watch will link to Android handsets via a Bluetooth connection to show alerts on its curved, e-ink-style screen.

Read more: Sonostar enters the smartwatch arena (hands-on)

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Kwikset's Kevo electronic door lock

With your smartphone in your pocket, a touch on your door lock opens or secures your home.

Read more: Kwikset Kevo: Unlock your front door in a tap.

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Cobra iRadar Atom

The Cobra iRadar Atom is a radar detector that works in conjunction with an iOS or Android app to alert drivers where known speed traps are located.

Read more: Compact iRadar Atom detects speed traps

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Cobra AirWave

Cobra Electronics also used CTIA to announce the AirWave, a wireless music receiver that uses Bluetooth technology and costs $39.95.

Read more: AirWave plays music from phone to car (hands-on)

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