Apple’s iPad Air Wins ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ at Mobile World Congress 2014

Mobile World Congress 2014 is currently ongoing in Barcelona, Spain. Apple hasn’t attended the conference, where big name players such as Samsung recently announced their latest Galaxy S5 smartphone.

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Despite Apple’s absence, the company’s iPad Air has won an award in the ‘Best Mobile Tablet’ in Category 5, which covers ‘best mobile handsets & devices’. The judges (which included some Canadians from TELUS and Ryerson University) had this to say:

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

The best smartphone? That went to the HTC One, while LG took home the ‘Most Innovative Device Manufacture of the Year’ award.

Last year, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 took home the best smartphone award and also device manufacture of the year award.