Yes, the rumours are real!The PS3 Slim is official! The new price of the new PS3 Slim will be $299 Ð³Ð¾Ð»Ð¾Ð²Ð° Ð±Ð¾Ð»Ð¸Ñ‚ ÑÐµÐºÑ , which is $100 cheaper than the current 80GB PS3. The Slim will be 33% smaller, 36% lighter and 34% less power use. And there will be only 1 configuration, which is the 120GB version. All features (except for the OS install, which is not available in the Slim) will be same as the current PS3, which means no backward compatibility. The new PS3 will be available on 1st September 2009 (Japan will get it on 3rd September 2009). The existing 80GB and 160GB will also receive a $100 price cut.
Pricing for other regions:
Joystiq posted a easy to read comparison table here.
More pics of the Slim after the jump.