While talk is cheap, U2 have gone on and on about Every Breaking Wave. It is expected that it will eventually be released when U2 get into gear and finish the oft talked about album,Songs of Ascent.
Bono and co have talked about how they will record the the follow up album in the near future. I'm not holding my breath. U2 are booked to tour till at least the end of 2010. Maybe they will do aZooropaon us and record in between concert dates. Again, no breath holding as Bono and the Edge are trying to lock down the Spider Man musical, Turn Off the Dark.