The following was posted on the SLRClub forum (via Google Translate:
Nikon at PMA 09 to be held from March
D40, and D60 entry-level model of inherited
D5000 has announced the new models.
On specific issues yet know the date, however,
The approximate performance of the existing break in 3 points cheukgeo,
Intellectual performance is almost identical in terms of the D90 and bring some kind of notice the
Nikon stories from friends have heard our way.
In addition, D60, 40 the same functionality as the lack of internal motor still seems to do is.
Not the best of translations, but PMA 2009 (maybe), called the D5000, 3 AF Points? D90 levels of IQ? no internal focusing motor.
The DXX line is running out of numbers (unless they go D65 etc), so that may not be too far out of line. Other than that, it is grouped with all the other "someone on a forum heard it from a friend" rumors...
Source: SLR Club on 2/19/2009.