As if the new Idoling!!! sub-units weren't enough news for this month, it was announced that in February of 2009, a collaboration unit consisting of members from Idoling!!! and AKB48 will be releasing a CD single. Both Idoling!!! and AKB48 will appear at the upcoming Push★1 idol audition event on January 31, and during the press conference for the event, AKB48 producer Yasushi Akimoto announced that a new collaboration unit named AKB-Idoling!!! would make its debut at Push★1. Members from both groups will be selected to be in the new unit, and they will release their single under the Pony Canyon label. This collaboration also opens the doors to allow the groups to appear on each other's TV shows.
Big thanks to Ayabie for the news.