Icom Japan just announced the release of a new D-Star DualBand Mobile Transceiver.
ICOM ID-5100 /D
The new ID-5100 is a dual band mobile transceiver 144 / 430 MHz that will be released in the market (Japanese) in February 2014 in two versions ID-5100 20W and ID-5100D 50W.
As far as I’ve understood from the japanese translation, some ID-5100 features include:
- A touch panel to allows intuitive operation.
- Nearest repeater search function in analog mode.
- Usage of the D-STAR function by using Android apps
- Support for Bluetooth with optional unit
At time writing only the Japanese Icom website is publishing the Icom ID-5100 release