A fresh 'source' has weighed in to put a bit more weight behind rumours of new DS hardware in production.
Nintendo-dedicated website DS Village claims that a "source close to Nintendo -- a software developer" has told it a new version of the DS is indeed in the works. This source apparently confirmed both the larger screens and the built-in camera.
However, asked by SPOnG about the rumours, which started with a report from Japanese newspaper, Nikkei
, a Nintendo rep said, "Nintendo has made no such announcement and will not comment on rumour and speculation."
DS Village, however, reports, "It appears to (the source) that the company will be sticking with the same 4:3 aspect ratio" and that the camera, "Was of fairly high resolution and pointed away from the player".
The picture to the right, is reportedly from Nikkei
, and apparently depicts a prototype of the new device. It must be said, however, it bears little resemblance to the current DS, even for a prototype.
Other rumoured features for the new hardware include music playback and an SD slot. You can find out more here
.Source: DS Village