UPDATE: The FT-710 has just been added to Sherwood Engineering's list - position 4, just under the FTdx-10.
Yaesu's about-to-be-available FT-710 is a curious specimen: It is one of three similarly-sized and similarly-priced radios within Yaesu's line-up.
The image above shows each radio Photoshopped into comparative size with the other two, along with their current prices (at DX Engineering).
The FT-991A differs in that it is now six years old and offers 2m and 440 MHz.
All three radios have a built-in ATU.
Is Yaesu charging a premium for the size of the FT-710, thinking that some buyers will forgo a degree of receiver performance for a smaller size than that of the FTdx-10?
This is what initially attracted me to the FT-710 - as a POTA-sized, 100 watt box that would also serve as my home station rig...an all-in-one without breaking the bank. But I expected it to be significantly cheaper than its big brother - and maybe it will be yet, once it hits the streets and rebates (hopefully) are applied.