Ford has just announced SYNC AppLink, which is a downloadable software upgrade for Ford SYNC systems, which seem to be quite popular. The update offers hands-free voice control of popular applications for BlackBerry and Android devices. The first car from Ford to offer SYNC AppLink support will be the 2011 Fiesta, available later this summer. Applications that support SYNC AppLink include Pandora, Stitcher and OpenBeak. With everything in place, you can access and control your applications using voice and the in-dash car controls, instead of having to hook your phone to the car via a clunky cable. Ford has also launched its new Mobile Application Developer Network, in order to garner support from Android and BlackBerry developers, allowing them to include SYNC support for their applications. Would such features make you want to buy a Ford over other brands? Check out a video of the Ford SYNC AppLink in action after the break.