Drama... How did we get up to $600? I posted 2 models that are not even close to that amount. .... News-- removable face plate is standard fare on dual band transceivers. .... Why not post this $600 radio, instead of taking stabs in the dark.http://www.hamradio.com/detail.cfm?pid=H0-012910
Regular price $679. Kenwood also sells a HT for $449. Actually, it looks as if most companies are getting out of dual band radios. I think that the big thing right now is tri band and quad band. Since in some areas 70cm is used by the military, who are primary assignees of that band, hams have had to go to 220 Mhz and other bands.
Your attention seems to wander, you went from a Leixen dual band 10 watt mobile, to the Kenwood with the most features "2M/440 TRANSCEIVER APRS/TNC GPS/ECHOLINK READY WITH BUILT IN GPS".
I already posted a Kenwood, and Yaesu, analog dual band FM in this very thread. Now you want GPS?
Instead of complaining about the offerings out there, place an order for the Leixen or TYT and be done with it.