Ford Sync Said to Drop Microsoft in Switch to BlackBerry

Craig Trudell and Jeff Green, reporting for Bloomberg:

Ford Motor Co., struggling with in-car technology flaws, will base the next-generation Sync system on BlackBerry Ltd.’s QNX and no longer use Microsoft Corp.’s Windows, according to people briefed on the matter.

Using QNX will be less expensive than licensing Microsoft technology and will improve the flexibility and speed of the next Sync system, said the people, who declined to be identified because the decision hasn’t been made public.

Steve Ballmer is rolling over in his grave.

Sunday, 23 February 2014