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Put this one in the category – breaking but unconfirmed news. A tipster says that the seven-person Google Talk aka GTalk team has won Google’s Founder Award, which means not only recognition within the company, but also some serious GMoney. Google spokesperson declined to comment and […]

Put this one in the category – breaking but unconfirmed news. A tipster says that the seven-person Google Talk aka GTalk team has won Google’s Founder Award, which means not only recognition within the company, but also some serious GMoney. Google spokesperson declined to comment and in an email pointed out that the company did not “publicize the names or projects that have been given Founder’s Awards.”

I don’t know who exactly is on the Gtalk team but from the Google Talk blog, once could point to Mary Himinkool (new business development), and a bunch of software engineers including Jon Perlow, Joe Beda, Gayle Laakmann and Brian McBarron.Gtalk team has been working furiously to make the Gtalk client more useful. Like releasing a version of the client for Nokia’s 770 Internet Tablet device in addition to a special version for Blackberry. My wishlist – a GTalk client for Symbian.

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  1. Agile Messenger already works with GTalk, aka Jabber/XMPP, on Symbian / Series60.

    Of course, a Symbian client that did voice as well would be killer…

  2. Instead of increasing the amount of devices supported, I’d rather see them increase the amount of IM networks supported.

  3. IM+ works with Google Talk as well. I agree that voice support on Symbian would be great.

  4. As for the blackberry, only if blackberry could support wifi and wireless on the same device, and we could use Google Talk to really Talk(i dont get wireless signal at my home :( but do have wifi :)

  5. I’m surprised. GTalk has been very low key. It’s still a very undeveloped app and has very few features. I visit the GTalk blog regularly, only to see something new about once or twice a month.

    I’m sure lots of things are in the works, but we sure haven’t seen them yet.

  6. Jonathan Greene Thursday, June 22, 2006

    Om – You can run GTalk on Symbian with AgileMessenger… rocking it right now on my N91

  7. To each his or her own, there are so many apps to choose from. It’s all about integration from this point on.

  8. Randhir Reddy Thursday, June 22, 2006

    They’ve done a great job on UI, i absolutely love it for its simplicity. But they’ve been slow on adding features. Guess they’re working on making it compatible most of the platforms and mobile devices.

  9. Gtalk is a well optimized application. I like it’s style as it is. I think a send/receive money button next to the email, call button is just question of time. GBuy first. BTW since google/gtalk uses jabber, everybody can connects to it’s network with a simple iChat or anything else. It’s a more clever solution than to make a war like what sony does with their own formats like blue ray or memorystick. It’s just good to be compatible.

  10. Convergence.In Saturday, June 24, 2006

    And you forgot, Sean Egan the Lead developer of Gaim hired by Google to work on GTalk ?

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