From an Email
The new Rebel will be launched June 23 along with a new EF-S prime. The lense will be a 30mm f/2 with an EF-S mount. Canon held off on the originally planned 500D release due to the economy and waiting to see what Nikon comes out with………Ã‚Â They have a couple designs of the camera ready to go.
I'm not sure if companies can afford to “wait” to see what's coming, so I'm not sure what to make of that. I'm going to CR2 this.