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    Call me crazy, but why does Ford Sync work with the Iphone, Android and Blackberry phones but there is no built in support for WP7 that I have found? Shouldn't this be a major priority?

    The Ford sync system has been one of the main reasons why Ford has been selling more cars at higher prices in the last few years. The system alone has been shown to improve resale value. People want it. I want it.

    As far as I know, the encryped memory on the phone won't even alow access to music.

    Sync and WP7 could do so much... turn by turn directions, total voice control of your music, apps, and phone functions. The connection could go both ways... gathering mileage data, car maintainance notifications. For example, Sync could push a notification to your phone that the car needs and oil change, then checks your schedule on your calender and suggest a good date and time for an appointment, then makes it electronically.
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    I hope they fix it soon. My next car is going to be a Ford, because of SYNC.
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    I currently drive a Ford and intent to for my next vehicle so I hope My Ford Touch does get WP7 support, or other way around. Either way, I want it to work. =)
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    I would expect it to happen. Remember who codes Sync for Ford: Microsoft.
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    It even worked with the Zune HD. It's pretty lame how they skipped that integration for WP7.
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    Yeah that is pretty lame seeing they make both I'm hoping for a fix because my next car will have sync and hoping my next device will be a wp7 device
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    Ok so what I have read and understand about what is going on with the ford sync is
    not ford sync but windowsphone, I have a zune hd and a kenwood bt900 radio that supports zune but will not work with my windowsphone 7 and the reason is that the usb music and video output is not enabled on the phones as of yet because I read that it was very buggy.. if you noticed that when microsoft demos the phone they have it plugged into the usb and showing on a screen so we know it works, but our build is not enabled because its buggy, I hope they have this fixed in the january update that we are waiting for along with the bluetooth sound with videos fixes ...
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    My wife and I both have the Samsung Focus - WP7, and have a 2009 Ford Fusion with Sync by Microsoft. Our WP7s work great with a bluetooth connection. I can make calls, stream music, and best of all the sync will read me my text messages. First phone I've had that sync would access the text messages. Only thing is won't do is a voice command for managing the music playback. I have not tried plugging it into the USB port for sync control.
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    I was about to say.. I had a Fusion rental last week and thought Sync worked fine via Bluetooth.
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    I just bought a Ford Focus 2012 and my HTC Arrive with Mango works beautifully with. Reads incoming texts, downloads my phonebook including pictures, and I can select it as a media device and it plays the music off of my phone, all over bluetooth. It's pretty damn sweet!

    For reference, my sync version is 4.23.11081
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    My DVP works quite nicely with Sync in my 2011 F-150.
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    the platform isnt even a year old yet, give it time. we will have all these sweet capabilities. considering that, i am very pleased with what we have already.
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    Well here's a neat wp7 mango feature I found today, I was driving along with it connected via BT (in a mitsubishi) and I got a text message and a voice (different from the one in my BT system) asked if I wanted it to read it, so I said 'read it' and I read it perfectly then even asked if it should read it again, delete it or if I wanted to reply! I've never had this in any smartphone before, it was cause for the iPhone fans in the car to admit that was pretty damn awesome!
    BlackberryOS -> iOS -> Maemo -> WP7
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyMaker View Post
    the platform isnt even a year old yet, give it time. we will have all these sweet capabilities. considering that, i am very pleased with what we have already.
    Zune HD worked with SYNC since it was first released and wasn't the Zune team working on Windows Phone too? I hope why it's not in wp is because they were too busy working on more important features.
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    So would this mean that Mango finally works with Ford Sync?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgraff View Post
    My wife and I both have the Samsung Focus - WP7, and have a 2009 Ford Fusion with Sync by Microsoft. Our WP7s work great with a bluetooth connection. I can make calls, stream music, and best of all the sync will read me my text messages. First phone I've had that sync would access the text messages. Only thing is won't do is a voice command for managing the music playback. I have not tried plugging it into the USB port for sync control.
    This has been my experience as well. Focus and my 2010 Fusion /SYNC get along just fine. From time to time the SYNC doesn't see the phone and I have to press and hold the phone button on the steering wheel to connect but this problem occurs far less than it did with my previous phone.

    The SYNC will stream music from my Focus but I have a Zune permanently plugged into the car so I don't need the phone for that.
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    I have a Samsung Focus and on a recent trip to Michigan my wife and I rented a 2012 Ford Focus and Sync worked flawlessly for us.

    Not sure what this thread is getting at....
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    Now I just wish I had a Ford car to try SYNC with my WP7...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ncxcstud View Post
    I have a Samsung Focus and on a recent trip to Michigan my wife and I rented a 2012 Ford Focus and Sync worked flawlessly for us.

    Not sure what this thread is getting at....
    It didn't used to work, either because of an older version of sync or the original version of WP7.
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    I am not sure what the original poster meant by "not working".

    For me, it has always worked from day 1. It syncs through Bluetooth, I can play tunes, talk on the phone, get text messages, and connect to Ford services for directions and information.

    The only thing that doesn't work is if you connect through USB. It does not recognize the phone as a USB device and cannot play tunes when connected that way. To be fair though, my previous Samsung Fascinate running Android would not work through USB either. Not sure if it is a Sync problem or a firmware problem with the Samsungs.
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    I have an HTC Trophy running NODO and it works beautifully with SYNC.
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    I hoping for some clarification after reading through this thread:

    Is it true that SYNC will not allow me to control music playback on my WP7 device (LG Quantum) using voice control?

    Does music playback ONLY work via bluetooth streaming? If so, is the audio quality any good? I've tried some other bluetooth audio streaming options, and the sound quality is really poor.

    Will SYNC read my text messages? Can I dictate a text message?

    Are any of these issues know to be addressed in the forthcoming Mango update?

    Thanks.
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    The only thing I know is that with my (Samsung) Focus, Sync read my text messages just fine.

    I only know that because that was the only thing I tried with it.

    I couldn't get Sync to playback any media, but I really didn't try all that hard and didn't have enough time with the car to really work it out.
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    I'll be specific for myself and then you can figure out the rest from there. I have the HTC Arrive with the Mango beta, and not just SYNC but the MyFord Touch which is a "more advanced" version of SYNC I think (it might just be an extra GUI and underlying SYNC is the same). I've seen people that say pre-Mango works fine, I think at one point in the past both the phones and SYNC needed to be updated to work together.

    *For me yes it does read texts and I can dictate back.
    *I do stream audio over bluetooth and for me it sounds great (10 speakers) but I'm no professed audiophile.
    *I also have an 8GB USB drive that I never unplug that is filled with music (and a few wallpapers) that is always there as a music choice.
    *Whatever I do on my phone reflects on the stereo and vice versa. If I hit forward/back track the stereo goes back and forth. Pause, volume, etc., all work from the phone so you can control everything from the device if you want with very minor lag (in my case though maybe size of library matters). This video might help (BT/USB works the same):

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    I got my HTC HD7 to sync up with a 2009 Mercedes 350 via Mango beta 2!!! Works like a charm!!! I have been enjoying my drives into work for about two weeks now.

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