Mar 2 2014, 7:10am CST | by Ahmed Humayun
Despite of the snubbing that Apple received in 2013, it still managed to win the "Best Mobile Tablet" award for its iPad Air in the 19th annual Global Mobile Awards 2014. And with this it managed to give defeat to the last year’s winner Nexus 7 which was a joint effort of Google and ASUS. The award received by the iPad Air was among the many other which were announced at the MWC event this year at Barcelona.
It was quite surprising to see Apple not being there with an official presence but many products and services were represented at the conference which were run on the company's various hardware and software platforms.
The judges described the iPad Air as having a class-leading performance which has been packed inside an attractive frame.
“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.”
Ahmed Humayun is a technology journalist bringing you the hottest tech stories of the day.
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