Motorola Droid to get tethering; HTC bringing HD2 to U.S.

> Verizon Wireless will add tethering support to the Motorola Droid sometime in early 2010, according to the blog Gearlog. Article

> HTC said it will release its HD2 Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone in the United States "with a major U.S. carrier in early 2010." Release

> Crown Castle posted a a wider-than-expected loss of $31.6 million, down slightly from the loss of $32.2 million a year ago. Article

> American Tower reported an increase in net profit, up to $67.4 million, from its $60.5 million in the year-ago quarter. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent, in association with other companies, unveiled an LTE-connected car. Article

> Jitterbug said it will acquire mobile emergency services company MobiWatch. Article

And finally... A new Verizon Wireless ad shows the Motorola Droid crash-landing to Earth. Video

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