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Steve Ballmer makes surprise appearance at CES 2013, the show he abandoned

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Right now, Microsoft's Steve Ballmer just rushed up on stage to steal the show from Qualcomm during its CES 2013 keynote. Let us clarify that: We just went from Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs' generic discussion of how important smartphones are in our lives, to a demonstration of Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT. This is insanity, brought to you by Steve Ballmer.

Update: He's gone, but he didn't leave before uttering our new least favorite catchphrase, "Born Mobile" while passing on the torch. Don't fret; you can re-live the Ballmer party-crashing again and again by re-reading our Qualcomm liveblog.