Ford Fiesta 2011 to Launch with SYNC AppLink for BlackBerry

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Ford will be launching their Fiesta 2011 line with a new in-car infotainment system called SYNC AppLink. The software will allow for hands-free voice control over BlackBerry and Android apps including Pandora, Stitcher and the Twitter app OpenBeak.

While tweeting from your car might seem dangerous, there is some potential to use Twitter in a way that would make driving safer. For example, we previously wrote about a group in Venezuela that use Twitter to warn others about potholes and traffic conditions. It would be interesting to see a driver using Twitter in their car for a similar purpose.

SYNC is coming to BlackBerry first, which is also something we’re not used to seeing. Perhaps the acquisition of QNX might have some interesting implications here.

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Does ti allow you to SYNC with Trapster (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content…) this way all you have to do is call out “PIG” and it marks the location?

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    No seriously though I'm glad a company is starting to see the usefulness of Applications in the car. I would love it that my car would chirp every time I received a SMS or messenger alert. I could then press a button when i was ready to listen to it and reply back after verbally. Welcome to the 21st century Ford, I embrace you…. too bad your cars look horrible! Sell these systems after market and make a killing! I personally would never buy a Ford just for SYNC but I woudl pay for the system in my current car! This is why I am hoping that the acquisition of QNX will bring to the table after market systems that are designed to work with the BlackBerry and give rich new experiences like your device screen mirrored to a large on in th entertainment system for GPS… ohhh the possibilities of owning a infotainment company

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    Does ti allow you to SYNC with Trapster (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content…) this way all you have to do is call out “PIG” and it marks the location?

  • http://caspan.com Caspan

    No seriously though I'm glad a company is starting to see the usefulness of Applications in the car. I would love it that my car would chirp every time I received a SMS or messenger alert. I could then press a button when I was ready to listen to it and reply back after verbally. Welcome to the 21st century Ford, I embrace you…. too bad your cars look horrible! Sell these systems after market and make a killing! I personally would never buy a Ford just for SYNC but I woudl pay for the system in my current car! This is why I am hoping that the acquisition of QNX will bring to the table after market systems that are designed to work with the BlackBerry and give rich new experiences like your device screen mirrored to a large on in th entertainment system for GPS… ohhh the possibilities of owning a infotainment company