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Trading 2010 - Gadgets

We know you hear a lot of predictions this time of year. But at Fast Money we’re brining you something a little different.

Following is a glimpse into the future – that’s right the future, at least the way we think it will play out.

No you didn’t fall asleep for a year – it’s still 2009. But right here and now Fast Money fast forwards and gives you 2010...the year that was.

Trading 2010


While ‘09 had its share of popular gizmos and smartphones from once-dead handset makers, 2010 had a game-changing event.

On September 1, 2010, Apple released a 10-inch tablet, taking the world by storm. Everyone from world-traveling Wall Street bankers looking for the most lust-worthy gadgets to stay at home moms seeking the perfect 'e-cookbook' to doctors tracking medical records snapped up the iconic device.

With that beautiful screen, elegant Mac OS X, and even 3g wireless connectivity,  this dynamo made one-dimensional products look pedestrian.

“Apple once again delivered on the big hype and came out with a blockbuster mobile tablet,” says tech analyst Gene Munster.

“The iTablet sold a million and half units, way ahead of analyst expectations and really they’ve been redefining not only the mobile computing experience but also the mobile publishing industry.”

As Apple soared past $300, those who snapped it up in December 2009 made Nostradumus look like a nobody -- and as Apple locked up the developed world, cheaper netbooks began to bring computing to the global masses.

With the 2010 tech trade in the books, where was your money?

I would hope it’s in Apple as well as Microsoft and Google , says Joe Terranova. I think all of them will address how to get a netbook, smartphone and e-reader into one gadget.

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Trader disclosure: On Dec. 1st, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE), (BTU); Terranova Owns (SU), (GOOG); Grasso Owns (AAPL), (BA), (BAC), (C), (WMT), (V); Finerrman Owns (GLNG); Finerman's Firm Owns (GLNG), (PLCE), (MSFT), (WMT), (PDE), (RIG), (TGT); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC), (BAC) Calls; Finerman Owns (BAC) Preferred, (BAC); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IJR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (UNG)

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Stuart Frankel Owns (PDE)
Stuart Frankel Owns (SDS)
Stuart Frankel Owns (YHOO)
Stuart Frankel is Short (QQQQ) with wires