Apple iPad and Microsoft Windows Phone 7: All You Need To Know

In one short month in the dead of winter, lifelong archrivals Apple and Microsoft each unveiled world-changing new platforms. Here's a quick jump to our most complete coverage of both the iPad and Windows Phone 7 Series.

Apple iPad

Apple might have passed on Macworld, but January 2010 was not without a big news break from Steve Jobs, who introduced the world to his iPad. Here is our ongoing iPad file, plus our top iPad stories:

NEWS
Apple iPad: Everything You Need To Know
Apple iPad: First Hands On
The iPad's Interface and Gestures: What's Actually New (Video)
Comic Books Will Look Incredible on the iPad

ANALYSIS
8 Things That Suck About the iPad
Apple iPad Just Tried to Assassinate the Computer
More Apps, More Problems: How the iPad Will Change the App Store
The iPad Is the Gadget We Never Knew We Needed
The Two Wrong Ways to Make a Tablet

BONUS
Slate Showdown: iPad vs. HP Slate vs. JooJoo vs. Android Tablets (and More)
Giz Explains: Why HTML5 Isn't Going to Save the Internet
77 iPad Updates That May or May Not Please the Critics (Humor)

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Series

On February 15, Microsoft revealed its newest mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 Series, due on handsets in time for the holidays. Here is our continuing Windows Phone 7 coverage, along with our top WP7 stories:

NEWS
Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything Is Different Now
Windows Phone 7 Series Hands-On Pics and Video
Windows Phone 7: First Videos

ANALYSIS
Microsoft, Into the Light: The Unofficial Windows Phone 7 Strategy
Windows Phone 7 Apps: What We know, What We Don't
Windows Phone 7 and the End of Hardware Choice
Windows Phone 7 Interface: Microsoft Has Out-Appled Apple

BONUS
All the Smartphone Interfaces, A Beginners' Guide