First off, please don't hijack a thread with off topic comments. I've moved your post to a new thread.
Secondly, people can say anything on the air or on the Internet, for that matter. If someone has some solid information, not rumor, that a Chinese manufacturer plans to bring such a radio to market, please post it.
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