Both Reuters and Network World have reported that Nintendo is planning to add a bunch of nifty new features to the Nintendo DS in a newly revamped piece of hardware, including a digital camera, more robust WiFi functionality and mp3 playback. Meanwhile, Kotaku says that they have reports directly from Nintendo that neither confirm nor deny these rumors. Apparently, this story originated in the Sunday edition of Japanese business daily newspaper Nikkei, but Kotaku notes that the Nikkei article cites no sources in connection with this information... a curious occurrence in journalism to say the least.
Kotaku got a quote from Nintendo of America this morning stating, "The Nikkei newspaper wrote a recent story about a DS solely based upon their own research and speculation, without interviewing Nintendo. While Nintendo is always working on new hardware, we have not made any announcement about a DS and we cannot comment on the Nikkei story."