I believe they will have a new album in the first half of next year. Remember, they have been working on this album for a year already, so even a release in the early part of the year would put the album timeframe at a year-and-a-half. I honestly think their main holdup (given how much material they claim to have) is figuring out how to tour the album. Given that they've only just gotten off the road, they may want to have a break before the next tour. I believe they may have more than one album in the works, as Bono says, and may be planning a large comercial release for early in the year followed by a more fan-oriented release (like Zooropa was to Achtung Baby) a few months or a year later if the first album is successful, and not do a tour until maybe 2014. While I would like to see them tour next year, it seems unlikely, given the hugeness of their last tour and the fact that it only finished last summer.