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:

• 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


• 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


• 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:

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


• 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


• All the Smartphone Interfaces, A Beginners' Guide