Google Talk is the instant messaging app from Google. Free and easy to use, it has the potential to be a great service for people who already use many Google products.
Chat with friends anywhere and everywhere
Google Talk for BlackBerry ensures that you can carry on your usual Google chat conversations, even when on the go. This version aims to be the easiest to handle, making sure that it's as similar to Google Talk on you PC as possible.
Google Talk displays the traditional friends list with a green dot beside those who are currently online and available to chat, and a gray dot beside those who are offline. Your contacts will be displayed alongside a profile picture, if they've chosen to set one.
Some useful options, but not many
Google Talk allows you to easily set your status. Whether you're available or busy, you can tell your contacts. It's also possible to write your own status message.
You can find your friends on Google Talk using their username, as well as letting you add information to their profile so that you have all the info about your contacts at hand. It's useful to note two other features: your conversation history is stored, and you also have the option to send files within chats.
Unfortunately, any advanced features end there. Google is content being a minimalist application, which has both its advantages and disadvantages.
An application for fans
Google Talk for BlackBerry brings the benefits of Google Instant Messaging to your pocket, but not without some drawbacks. It may not be the best messaging app, but it's still useful and handy when you're away from your PC.