It looks like today won't reveal a new DS unto us, the redesign faithful. Speculation increased when Lik-Sang joined other notables in anticipating a new DS redesign; they differed in their right around the corner release date. Apple fans have known for years that shortages=new models, but apparently Nintendo never got that memo.
Nintendo of Europe told Gamesindustry.biz that earlier rumors and speculation were "pure rumour and speculation." Transatlantic spelling differences aside, Nintendo isn't telling us anything we didn't already know. Perhaps due to the increasing popularity of their handheld phenom, Nintendo is wary of a redesign. Why mess with a good thing? Instead they'll follow the Game Boy model: exhaust the existing audience for your product, then create a whole new audience with a redesign. In other words: our money's on no redesign until sales slow down.
[Thanks to everyone who tipped us!]