1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    After being brushed off in 2013, Apple ended up winning the 19th annual Global Mobile Award’s “Best Mobile Tablet” for 2014 with the iPad Air, unseating last year’s winners, Google and Asus, for their joint effort in the Nexus 7. The iPad Air’s award was one of many announced at the GSM Association’s Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain this week. Although Apple doesn’t have an official presence at the large gathering, many products and services represented at the conference run on the company’s various hardware and software platforms.

    The judge’s commented the following regarding iPad Air and why it won the title as “Best Mobile Tablet:”

    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.
    Some of the other notable Global Mobile Award wins for 2014 included the HTC One for the Best Smartphone, CityMapper for Best Overall Mobile App and LG for Most Innovative Device Manufacturer.

    Source: Global Mobile Award via AppleInsider

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-02-26 08:33 AM
  2. bigboyz's Avatar
    I must say even though I feel the iPad is still lacking that desktop feel, it still kills the competition! No other tablet looks nearly as sexy and houses the best mobile OS to date. Would love to see a Pro model with OS X :]
    2014-02-26 02:45 PM
  3. Albut's Avatar
    They couldn't have looked at anything else!!
    2014-02-26 03:59 PM
  4. dsjarvis's Avatar
    They couldn't have looked at anything else!!
    Once they'd seen it,they knew nothing was gonna beat it,they wouldn't have needed to look further
    2014-02-26 08:24 PM