We don't want to get anyone's hopes up (including our own, sadly), but is Verizon Wireless expanding their high-speed EV-DO network to New York City? There are reports that the cellular towers are in place and that people with compatible handsets are getting EV-DO coverage when in the area. Not too massively shocking since you know they've got to be testing EV-DO all around the country, but could they be close to offering it here in the Big Apple?

[Via GigaOm]

UPDATE: Ok, now we're hearing that Verizon will switch on EV-DO in Philadelphia, possibly within the next week.