...if the only Rebel coming soon is the 600D (no 2000D), this will further support the idea that Canon has decided to do away with the xxxxD and rely on the before-last Rebel (550D in a few days) as the their cheapest SLR...
Buzzzz. Thanks for playing, try again next time.
Seriously, though, Canon knows that the vastly overwhelming majority of their profit comes from the bottom end of the lineup, and they'd be foolish to abandon the cheapest entry-level dSLR (priced comparably to high-end P&S cameras).
Yes, I certainly agree.
Canon needs a low end camera to balance what others are offering. It also provides a way for stores to advertise the low price model, and then convince would be buyers to step up to the more profitible T3i.