Sprint debuts Overdrive, mobile WiMAX hotspot; HTC releasing smartphone using BREW MP

> Sprint Nextel used the Consumer Electronics Show to unveil its new Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot device, built by Sierra Wireless, which connects to Clearwire's mobile WiMAX network and broadcasts a WiFi hotspot for up to five devices. Article

> HTC said it will release a new smartphone, called Smart, running its Sense UI and using Qualcomm's BREW MP. Release

> Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg said a buyout of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless could happen if the price was right, but that such a deal is not a high priority right now. Article

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> HTC's HD2 phone, previously available only in Europe, is heading to T-Mobile USA, which will launch it in the spring. Article

> What's in store for the European wireless industry in 2010? Commentary

> Lenovo unveiled its own smartphone, the LePhone, which is headed to the Chinese market. Article

> Vodafone and Orange say their networks are ready for increased data traffic from iPhone users. Article

> Qualcomm and HP showed off what they dubbed the first Android-powered smartbook. Release

And finally... A man accused of cutting a woman's hair as he sat behind her is apparently a suspect in similar incidents. Article