Ford’s SYNC AppLink Brings Android and BlackBerry Apps to Your Car

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Today Ford is announcing SYNC AppLink, a downloadable software upgrade for Ford SYNC systems that will allow hands-free voice control of popular applications for the BlackBerry and Android smartphones. The first car to get SYNC AppLink support will be the 2011 Fiesta, which will be available later this summer. Back in January, Ford announced the next evolution of the Ford …

RIM Acquisition Could Bring BlackBerry Connectivity to Your Car

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Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry, have just finalized a deal to acquire QNX Software Systems from Harman International. QNX is a company that offers middleware, development tools and other products aimed at embedded platforms — that might not sound that cool, but it actually makes its acquisition extremely interesting. RIM’s announcement emphasizes the work that QNX does …