One day before the doors open, CES 2005 is already shaping up to be a killer event, with truckloads of new gadgets already announced. Here's a small sampling of official announcements, with links directly to the company press releases.

Mike Elgan, Contributor

January 5, 2005

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After teasing gadget freaks for two years, it appears that Fossil will finally roll out its Palm OS-based wristwatch (and other "Smart Watches").

NetGear and Orb Networks will be announcing an interesting new service that enables you to enjoy the media normally available only in your home -- including live TV -- from anywhere over the Internet.

This year's CES event will undoubtedly become known for the advancement of the in-car entertainment system. Delphi and Comcast announced today that they're working on video for cars, downloaded via satellite. NVIDIA will be unveiling technologies for in-car entertainment, putting traffic, mapping and movies into a single box. Delphi is also rolling out a "repeater," which receives XM radio through a central, well-placed home antenna, then re-broadcasts it wirelessly to multiple XM radios in the house.

And watch out for a massive wall of in-home media players and related technologies and products from Video Without Boundaries; Zoran; Broadcom and Digital 5; Tao and Giant International; and many, many others.

We can expect an orgy of new mobile phone announcements. For starters, Hop-On will show off its new PDA camera phone. Samsung Telecommunications America will roll out what it claims is the world's first phone with speech-to-text capability.

On the storage front, Seagate plans to steal the show with its

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