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Kenwood comes out with 700 and 800mhz p25 mobiles

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ILMRadioMan

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And yet they keep that old display.

If they updated that screen, that radio would sell like crazy.

I am sure it will sell now, but that screen....

Nice with the 1024 channels, way to one up Moto, like they did with 870.
 

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I'm sure there will be updated control heads in the future. I think Kenwood wanted to utilize some of the stuff they already had in these so that they could make it to market a little faster.
 

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It was Motorola's strategy on the XTL5000. The first ones had the old Spectra heads on them. I think they were the W7 heads (Spectra A7-type) but I may be wrong.

RF Deck lists for $2209
Control Head/Accessory kits start at $676.25
 

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Oh I know...BELIEVE ME, I know ;)

But what were they competing with?

No one had anything much better at the time, now with the Odyssey series, and other manufacturers (EFJ, Harris, etc...) that have much more advanced displays.

Moto wasnt exactly "behind the times" then.
 

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Eh the display is rugged and reliable. I like the readout and visibility of the screen.
 

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Just picked up a few portables and a mobile, and will dig into them next week. I do have pricing. PM if you need the info.
 
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