Here is comes! It is now nearly certain that the Canon EOS 500D is not a hoax, a rumour or an error. The Zoom Danish web site presents one photo of the new camera (see it here on the left) and confirms that the official presentation will happen tomorrow morning.
The main features appear on the newly open database page for the Canon EOS 500D. But the body appears unchanged since the Rebel XSi or EOS 450D.
And the American name of the camera will be Rebel T1i.
Thanks David for the initial pointer.