Global mobile phone statsIn the latest of a series of posts covering elusive statistics on mobile phone market share, we have good data from Gartner on global device sales in Q1 2011.

The big number: 424.85 million mobile devices sold in Q1 2011 versus 359.61m in Q1 2010, a modest 19% increase overall compared to the real growth area of Smartphones which rose 85% year-on-year.

For all the talk of Nokia’s ongoing difficulties in the Smartphone market and their bold move to partner with Microsoft, they remain the dominant player in overall handset sales with 25.1% of the market. However, even here they are down 5.5% year-on-year. The risers are Apple, HTC and a Chinese manufacturer you may be less aware of ZTC.

For more details see the table on the right from Gartner.