DS successor development kits reportedly distributed to several development studios

Announcement at February 24th Nintendo Media Summit possible?
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  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010
  • Reported on Bulbanews by Umeko

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The newest rumors on the Nintendo front claim that industry officials are reporting that development kits for the successor to the Nintendo DS, known colloquially by fans as the "DS2", have been distributed to several studios. Details such as the console's formal name and specs are as of yet unknown, but it seems that Nintendo is planning for a late 2010 or early 2011 launch.

Supposedly, The Pokémon Company is one of the first firms to be working on the device. An insider from gaming site CVG states the following:

It's genuinely the best thing I think I've ever worked with. I can tell you that it's got a 'tilt' function that's not dissimilar to iPhone, but does a lot more. We know that The Pokémon Company are getting special attention with it.
  -- CVG insider  

This rumor comes with Nintendo's Q1 Media Summit in San Francisco just a week away, as well as the 2010 Game Developers' Conference just around the corner. A formal announcement of some sort is expected soon.