ICOM tells two surprise is ready for visitors at Tokyo HamFair2016.
On their Japanese Facebook, one new model seems a handheld transceiver or a receiver like this;
The Facebook page is here. They says "Our this-year's surprising product will be the silhouette. This will be the next product of 'THAT'" in Japanese. I want to think this is a latter model of IC-R20 with large LCD screen, M-CELP(vocoder Mitsubishi developed) & AMBE+2 & IMBE digital codec such as BCD436HP.
The antenna base is similar to that of discontinued IC-R20.
Wait, maybe a full keypad version of ID-51 series equipped with 1.2GHz.....
OK, the next new model seems a base transceiver. The Facebook page is here.
A latter IC-7600, IC-7700?
or an expensive receiver like IC-R9500.....
Um, the shape of the two insulators is too tiny. Perhaps the latter IC-R8500 with SDR like IC-7300!?
Sadly, I cannot join this year's HamFair.....anyone come?.