So, the trend for amateur handhelds has always been to strive to make a really robust and feature-filled device. The last five or ten years or so has seen some extraordinary offerings from the big three Japanese manufacturers. But what about those of us that don't want to carry a $500–700 rig on our belt when we're out and about? It's far more practical to carry something that's got some ruggedness to it and that offers powerful audio and drop, dust, and moisture resistance capabilities. For example, Icom does not have a "middle-of-the-range" dual band handheld right now, and hasn't for a few years. Does anyone think that they're working on a replacement for the IC-T70A?