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Phones, Laptops and Skateboarders at CTIA 2006

Mobile devices can now easily render full-motion game video. Futuremark showed off this Dell Axim running a mobile version of 3dMark.

Mobile devices can now easily render full-motion game video. Futuremark showed off this Dell Axim running a mobile version of 3dMark.

Panasonic had some of their fully rugged Toughbook CF-18s at the convention.

Panasonic had some of their fully rugged Toughbook CF-18s at the convention.

Not all Toughbooks are big and bulky. Panasonic introduced two thin and light Toughbooks that are rugged enough to take above average abuse.

Not all Toughbooks are big and bulky. Panasonic introduced two thin and light Toughbooks that are rugged enough to take above average abuse.

The new Toughbooks have a unique flip-up disc drive that only weighs 46 grams. Company reps told us that traditional drives weigh around 200 grams.

The new Toughbooks have a unique flip-up disc drive that only weighs 46 grams. Company reps told us that traditional drives weigh around 200 grams.

Panasonic reps wowed the crowds by pouring water on the laptops.

Panasonic reps wowed the crowds by pouring water on the laptops.

Blackberry showed off their newest BlackBerry Pearl i8000.

Blackberry showed off their newest BlackBerry Pearl i8000.

Don't sneeze or else you'll lose Kingston's 1GB MicroSD card.

Don’t sneeze or else you’ll lose Kingston’s 1GB MicroSD card.

Netgear's newest Wi-Fi Skype phone.

Netgear’s newest Wi-Fi Skype phone.

Sierra Wireless showed off several new WWAN cards for EVDO and HSDPA networks.

Sierra Wireless showed off several new WWAN cards for EVDO and HSDPA networks.

ABBYY had an interesting application SDK that could convert pictures into text. Here a company rep shows us the converted text from a business card picture.

ABBYY had an interesting application SDK that could convert pictures into text. Here a company rep shows us the converted text from a business card picture.

CATSeye rep shows us a TomTom navigation unit that has been fitted with an asset tracking unit. Thte tracking unit uses GPS, GPRS and RF frequencies and is accuarate to within one inch.

CATSeye rep shows us a TomTom navigation unit that has been fitted with an asset tracking unit. Thte tracking unit uses GPS, GPRS and RF frequencies and is accuarate to within one inch.