Not a rumor, not an imaginary story!
If we are to believe the latest issue of Nintendo Power magazine, the 3DS (or whatever the name is gonna be) will be on display at e3. The article doesn't really elaborate at all on what (if any) software will be shown off, or even if the unit will be playable -- it could just be a staged demo. We'll have to see.
Either way, this ceertainly lends a little bit o' plausibility to the notion that the 3DS will be launching this year.
I love the smell of new hardware in the morning... the smell of unwashed, frost covered fanboys standing in front of me on line at seven am? Not so much.