HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Feb 4, 2013) - iMing Corp. (PINKSHEETS: IMNG) announced today that the company plans to launch its new product line for the iPhone accessories market in the second quarter(Q2) of 2013. The company's new device is called the "imRemote". The "imRemote" is the smallest and most powerful universal remote control device made for the iPhone. The imRemote controls a TV, DVD, VCR, home Theater, Blu-ray, Cable Boxes, Satellite Boxes, Receivers, etc.. The imRemote is compatible with the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod Touch 3rd, 4th, 5th generation. It is also compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4. The company is expected to launch it's imRemote for the Android and Windows phones later this year.
The latest worldwide smartphone data from IDC reveals that Apple's (NASDAQ AAPL) worldwide market share grew to 25.1 percent in 2012. Apple's total iPhone shipments increased 46.9 percent last year, from 93.1 million handsets in 2011 to 136.8 million in 2012.
Controlling a quarter of smartphone shipments, Apple was squarely in second place worldwide, in a two-horse race with market leader Samsung - the only other company among the top five vendors that managed to grow its share.
Samsung easily outpaced Apple in 2012, growing its shipments by 129.1 percent, more than doubling Apple's year-over-year growth. Samsung also saw its market share grow from 19 percent in 2011, when it was in a dead heat with Apple, to 39.6 percent in 2012, or nearly 15 percentage points ahead of Apple.
In third place, Nokia continued its tumble, losing 54.6 percent of its shipments from 2011. The Finnish handset maker represented just 6.4 percent of smartphone shipments in 2012.
HTC off 25.2 percent from 2011, which was good for a 6 percent share in 2012. That tied it with Research in Motion, which also had a 6 percent share after its shipments slid by 36.4 percent.
IDC found that Huawei grew its shipments 89.5 percent year over year to 10.8 million, good for 4.9 percent of the market in the fourth quarter. In fourth was Sony, which surged 55.6 percent and took 4.5 percent of the market. And ZTE took fifth, growing 48.4 percent and capturing 4.3 percent of the market.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
iMing Corp is positioning its self to be a leading technology solution provider of set-top boxes (STB) which supplies high-definition television through the Web (Web TV) in China, with the goal of being a leading provider of set-top boxes through out Asia and expanding into North America and Europe. The iMing's Set-Top Box can play source files from USB, SD/MMC card, SATA or an internal 2.5"storage installed into the Web TV Box. By supporting the latest format 1080P Full HD decoding, SPDIF.7.1.DTS decoding and HDMI 1.3, the iMing Web TV Box brings superior quality and flexibility to consumers home entertainment experience. The technology used by iMing makes its competitive with the other industry players such as Google TV, WDTV, Apple TV, Roku and Boxee Box.
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