Apple wins ‘best mobile tablet’ award at Mobile World Congress in absentia


The Global Mobile Awards today revealed their verdicts on their annual mobile device awards. As usual, like all industry conferences, Apple did not attend MWC. Regardless, in their absence, they were still given the ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ award for the iPad Air.

The judge said:

The iPad Air packs class-leading performance in an attractive and svelte frame, while its ecosystem has an undisputed advantage in the number of format-optimized apps

Although Apple won the award for best tablet, the award for the best phone was given to the HTC One. Meanwhile, LG won the prize for ‘most innovative device manufacturer of the year’.

Best Mobile Tablet

Apple iPad Air

Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound, iPad Air is 20 percent thinner and 28 percent lighter than the fourth generation iPad, and with a 43 percent narrower bezel the borders of iPad Air are dramatically thinner. iPad Air’s Retina display makes web pages, text, images and video look incredibly sharp and realistic, and the new power-efficient A7 chip allows the battery to be even smaller, helping reduce the overall volume by 24 percent from the previous generation while doubling its performance and maintaining its up to 10-hour battery life.


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  1. Anoop Menon - 9 years ago

    I am using both ipad and Samsung tabs. No way the ipad can be beaten unless some revolutionary change happens in android tablets.


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