September 07, 2005

GTalk's Purpose

Google Talk, in its current state, is hardly something I would expect from the Google stables. While openness is always welcome, GTalk hardly has anything special in terms of features. Trying to connect the various dots, here is what I perceive to be Google Talk's real purpose:

Google Talk is not really meant for the desktop. Google recently acquired Android, a start-up developing applications for smart-phones. I suspect GTalk will eventually be released as an application for mobiles rather than for desktop. With Google's purchase of dark cable, I would suspect it won't be too hard for them to blanket a city with Wi-Fi hotspots and provide Internet connectivity.

Imagine how cool it would be if you could carry a mobile loaded with GTalk, and use these Wi-Fi hotspots to call your friends all over the world.

3 Comments:

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Ravages said...

Imagine how cool it would be if you could carry a mobile loaded with GTalk, and use these Wi-Fi hotspots to call your friends all over the world.

But that's what a mobile's supposed to do, with or without GTalk, call up people. Or am I missing something here...

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Dhar said...

Ah, shucks! Should have made it clearer. With GTalk on the mobile you can make international calls without having to pay for them. Or maybe just pay for the wi-fi access fees.

Either way, it will peanuts compared to what we pay currently for an international phone call.

 
At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Piyush said...

Looks like GTalk has competion then, Skype is already on the cellphone..
Check this out

 

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