This is the official response from Panasonic (US) Customer Service on a customer inquiry:
"... this model has been carried over into our 2009 Digital Still Camera line up, and will be available through out the remainder of 2009 and early into 2010"
This information kind of matches previous reports that Panasonic may skip the LX4 model and go directly for Lumix LX5 in the same time frame. It remains to be seen whether Panasonic will switch this product line to 4/3 in the future.
Yes, I am quoting many other sources for rumors on this blog - you have to learn how to follow, before you start to lead - just like NikonRumors 🙂
Give it some time for this blog to get established and you will be seeing some good stuff here.