On the opening day of CTIA 2013, over a thousand exhibitors showed off the latest in mobile gear and gadgets. LAPTOP was on the scene at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas to get up close and personal with new technology from the likes of Nvidia and Kyocera, and to check out innovative accessories that promise to make your mobile life easier. Here are the highlights of day one.
Kyocera bowed two waterproof phones at CTIA in the Hydro XTRM (heading to U.S. Cellular) and Hydro Edge (coming to both Sprint and Boost Mobile), boasting the ability to survive more than 30 minutes submerged. If that's not impressive enough, Kyocera showed us the two handsets encased in blocks of ice. The XTRM is the higher-end of the two devices, but they should both find a lot of takers among shoppers who don't want to worry about water damage.