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.


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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