GSMA publishes privacy guidelines for apps; Nokia releases Lumia 610

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> The GSMA, along with European mobile operators including Vodafone and Orange, has published a set of privacy guidelines for mobile applications. Article

> Top executives from HTC and Nokia (said they remained confident that Microsoft's Windows Phone platform can achieve parity with Google's Android and Apple's iOS over the next few years. Article

> Samsung expects to achieve the No. 3 LTE infrastructure vendor position by the end of 2012. Article

> Nokia launched a low-end Lumia phone, the 610, which will help the company expand its addressable market for Windows Phone gadgets. Article

Mobile Content News

> Google's Eric Schmidt anticipates that smartphones running the company's Android mobile operating system will sell for at a price comparable to lower-end feature phones within the next year. Article  

> Opera Software launched its Opera Payment Exchange enabling Opera Mini users to carry out secure transactions directly within the mobile browser and charge their purchases to their monthly wireless bill. Article

> The best apps of February. Special feature

Broadband Wireless News

> The first Qualcomm Gobi modem chipsets to support LTE Advanced will begin sampling in the fourth quarter of 2012 and will feature carrier-aggregation capability. Article

> Wi-Fi products based upon 802.11ac will quickly hit the market in a much broader range of products than the standard's predecessor, 802.11n. Article

> AT&T Mobility plans to test small cells in its network later this year. Article

And finally... A statue at Mobile World Congress is made out of Huawei smartphones.  Article