They will start accepting FY 2011 (1 oct 2010 to 30 sept 2011) H1b applications from 1 apr 2010.
The applications where filled within in the first one week, for the last 2 years. But, this year, I went on for 8 months starting in april 2009. USCIS has received more than 10,000 applications in last one month. Is it a sign of economy improving ? Atleast, I would hope for it !!!