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February 26, 2014

Apple’s iPad Air wins ‘best mobile tablet’ at MWC14

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There are many awards given out and Mobile World Congress and we reported yesterday that HTC’s flagship One device scooped best smartphone at MWC 14. While after being beaten last year by the Nexus 7 from Google and Asus, Apple has scooped the 19th annual Global Mobile Award for “Best Mobile Tablet” for 2014 with their iPad Air.

It seems a load of bloggers are not on board with decision especially as Apple do not even attend the event. One thing they fail to mention is that many of the products and services on show at MWC actually run on Apple’s hardware and software platforms.

The judges had a lot of nice things to say about the iPad Air including that “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.”

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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In my opinion I would say the iPad Air is a worthy winner of this prize with its beautiful design alone. This is not to say there aren’t other tablets that could have easily won the award like the Galaxy Note Pro, LG GPad 8.3 and even the current Nexus 7 but let’s not get to carried away with fanboyish behaviour, at the end of the day it won’t effect your daily life.

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