I'm sure that would just be a rumor or way into the future; Nintendo releasing yet another DS model within a small time frame would be a nightmare. Being Nintendo, I don't think they will take away gimmicks to add more hardware, so not too sure how valid that statement is.
I heard that nintendo are planning to release aversion of the 3DS without 3D, and I think I also heard that it would have dual sticks.
for me, this is good news, I really dislike 3D, I hope it dies as quick as it got popular.
I only ever got the DSL because it's region-free(Japanese games are amazing) and better 15-19 hour battery life on lowest brightness. Though DSi and 3DS have better specs, I've never had lag problems while playing games, plus I think web browsing, cameras, and the like are more suited for smartphones.
Edited by daman123125, 15 September 2011 - 03:03 AM.