Just launched, and late

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Just launched, and late to the table when Skype has the voice over IP market, and there are other open IM clients out there. But this one is based on Jabber, with the goal of connecting everyone with everyone, one app to IM everyone, and using XML protocols google can squeeze more advertising revenues via IM, and your other information.

However, no mac version as yet, and the abilities of Jabber have not been enabled in it yet, so you can't yet use it to connect to everyone, despite their goals. For a review and analysis go to bbc.co.uk