ALSO NOTED: iPhone reaches fever pitch, again; Mobile content sales stagnant; and much more...

> This year saw more rumors about the iPhone than each of the past seven years. While everyone is sick and tired of waiting for it, I am almost convinced it might, just possibly, launch next year? (Words to regret.)

> Mobile content sales continued to grow meagerly, but by some accounts only 5 percent of mobile users in the U.S. actually use mobile content.

> Mobile email, however, continues to grow in popularity even beyond the traditional BlackBerry addicts. All the big consumery email providers have made it easier to access email on most handsets and the social networking sites have gone mobile and are making the whole proposition of mobile email almost ludicrous for the younger generation.