ALSO NOTED: Samsung, Telecom Italia to launch mobile WiMax; VC deals totaled $366M in Q4; and much more...

> Samsung is cooperating with Telecom Italia to jointly launch a mobile WiMax service in Italy in 2007. Article

> Venture capital deals made with wireless companies in the fourth quarter of 2005 totaled $366 million. Article

> IPWireless announced that Sprint will be the first operator globally to test the next generation of IPWireless' mobile broadband technology. Article

> Hewlett-Packard has created a new business unit for iPaq handhelds. Article

> Sharp says it will unveil a new cell phone at this week's 3GSM World Congress that boasts a screen resolution about four times that of existing high-end phones. Article

And Finally... Sensor chips could one day be embedded into underwear to send laundry-related text or voice alerts to cell phones, such as clean me. Let's hope no one needs to hear that message. Article