"Nintendo is re-designing the DS" was an unsubstantiated rumor yesterday, so Next Generation caught up with Nintendo president George Harrison.
He didn't say the rumor was untrue exactly... but don't look for a re-designed DS anytime soon.
“We don’t have any imminent plans for an upgrade for the Nintendo DS,” said Harrison. “The product is still selling extremely well around the world.”
“I’m not sure what his source was for it, but it’s not something you’re going to hear about anytime soon.”
So there you have it. Nintendo would be fools to not be planning the next iteration of their handheld, but it's probably in such an early stage there isn't much to tell about it.
Next Generation: Harrison: No “Imminent” Plans for New DS