There were some rumours that Nintendo would release a new Nintendo DS handheld console at the E3 show this year but the firm denied it:
In response to an inquiry from Japan's Yukan Fuji website about recent comments from Enterbrain president Hirokazu Hamamura regarding a possible redesign for the portable, Nintendo Japan's head of PR said, "We cannot comment on the specifics of what will be announced at E3, but at the very least there won't be anything like what Mr. Hamamura suggested, so would like to clearly deny this. We're having a hard time understanding what kind of evidence [Mr. Hamamura] had for saying this."
According to a Bloomberg report, Hamamura mentioned during a seminar on the 11th that, looking at historical context, it was possible that we would see a hardare revision for the DS at E3. Nintendo's PR department initially responded to Bloomberg by saying "At the present we cannot say anything."