Icom announced a 1W digital walkie talkie, model IC-DPR30.
Some info from Icom Japan’s website:
|Name / Model||Portable digital transceiver / IC-DPR30
(black, metallic red, metallic yellow)
|Suggested retail price||39.800¥ (about USD 390, as of September 21st, 2016!!!)|
|It will be released||September 27, 2016 (color other than black is coming soon)|
|Annual sales plan number||12,000|
It is 93.3cm high, weighing only 105 grams. It also features built-in Bluetooth® for connecting to a (probably proprietary) handsfree. It has 30 channel operation and there is no mention of frequency setting and a build-in antenna.
It surely is small and light-weight. There is no mention, however, the regions it is going to be available, although I think it’s only targeted in Japan.
More info (Japanese) here.
Presentation video (Japanese):