It isn't news anymore when smart phone sales grow. What is probably a more-watched indicator is shifts in sales share. In that regard, Gartner reports that in the first quarter of 2011, Nokia’s share has dipped to 25 percent, Samsung is down to 16 percent, and LG dipped to 5.6 percent.
Apple had 3.9 percent share, Research in Motion had three percent, HTC had 2.2 percent, Motorola had 2.1 percent, and Sony Ericsson had 1.9 percent.
Apple and HTC are among handset manufacturers whose share has grown, relative to the same quarter of 2010. Nokia is the biggest loser.