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July 10, 2007

A Windows Mobile Version of Google Talk


OctroTalk is an application for Windows Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs that lets you chat and talk to your Google Talk contacts. The software uses Jabber transports to let you connect to other IM networks (Yahoo, MSN/Windows Live, AIM), but you can only chat with contacts from these networks. OctroTalk uses tabs so you can have multiple conversation at the same time, supports peer-to-peer file transfer and folder sharing.

There's also a desktop version of the program that allows the Smartphone client to transfer files remotely from your computer.

The software is free during its beta state and it's unclear if you'll have to pay to continue to use it when it comes out if beta. Oh, and you need to have Windows Mobile 5+.

There are many other ways to use Google Talk (including Java applications that work on most mobile phones), but Google should really provide a mobile Google Talk app or at least a non-Flash version of the gadget. And an update to the Windows client. And ports for Linux and Mac OS X.

44 comments:

  1. they really need to update the windows client. the latest version is no longer capable of checking for new mails in my gmail inbox.

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  2. God Windows Mobile sucks.

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  3. I thought the email checking was only me, but it has stopped on the windows version, uxpected when google talk is first openned and if you force it to check

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  4. Can I recommend mtalk from mgslab.com

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  5. I recommend fring..

    best mobile communication software

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  6. if you are on a http only network (some providers restrict traffic to allow only http) you are screwed with the normal jabber protocol.

    you will need a jabber client for your mobile which supports the http-binding spec. for example, check out mgtalk-http or the latest version of talkonaut which also supports http-binding.

    -pete

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  7. Octrotalk completely messed with my Gmail. Gmail on 3 separate systems and two browswers is unresponsive after one click from the inbox.

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  8. I used Ork for a few hours and had to restart my device 7 times. installed fring and not a single problem. Fring is also half the size and uses less memory to run.

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  9. With OctroTalk if I use GTalk/GMail account with large contact list/buddy list, at times the device can’t handle it. Use a new GTalk/GMail account. Or go to Accounts and Register a new octro.net account. Use this account and use Add Buddy to add your Gmail buddies. TS

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  10. I just wanted to say thx because i was just about to get it but now that I know it sucks I. Not . Thx again !!!

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  11. go fring or go home

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    1. I am home. fring does not work on Windows mobile

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  12. Waiting for Google to release GTalk for windows mobile.

    Gopichand Pai

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  13. Common Google. No one gets what K.I.S.S. is all about, but you. Please, for the love of all that is worth a damn, release a Win Mobile version of Gtalk.

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  14. I second that fah! For the love of..... what takes so long???

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  15. Agreed! its been forever!!

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  16. Fring is stupid. It advertises itself in messages that you send, in your status, etc. It's annoying as all hell - and some people have expressed concern that they log into your Google account to download your history, etc. Not to mention that they theoretically have full access to your Google account, meaning they could easily market directly to you by knowing what it is you do. Let's have a WM app from Google, please!

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  17. I think most of the third party apps are no good for an mobile platform. only a few do it right and good. waiting eagerly for a version from google.

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  18. Tried Fring and it messed up my WM install, couldn't TXT could check my gmail, could browse through my carrier... sucked. i'm waiting for something else.

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  19. google just needs to make a freakin true gtalk app for windows mobile. what are they thinking??

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  20. Using Slick until Google gets off their butts. Not a bad app.

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  21. What do I think ? Google develop a GOOGLE TALK FOR WM. They have spent $$$ in a lot of bullshit (Lively, Print Ads)..They could reach few Mill People with this thing..

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  22. well ive been useing octrotalk seems to work ok but now there saleing it,i have skyfire browser and when i go to my gmail there i can use chat with gtalk on my gmail account

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  23. Really! When is Google going to do it - Google Talk for WM. Isn't it about time!!!

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  24. Octrotalk is a very good app. I have been using OctroTalk for over a year. I would almost pay the $30USD and keep using it, if it were not for the fact that the license is not transferable to my next phone. It is not worth $30 a year. I can only hope that the GooG solves my problems once again and gets a WM version out the door.

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  25. txns Anonymous...

    the talkonaut runs gtalk in ma WM. cool.... cud gota call ma frndz,

    bt can u plz lemme knw hw to include yahoo account to it???

    really tnx....

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  27. For Serious. Where's the non-apple love, Google?! WM users are people too!

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  28. has anyone used agile messenger? thoughts?

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  29. OctroTalk is available for Nokia S60 mobile phones, windows mobile pocket PC and smartphones and windows desktop.
    OctroTalk is one of the most feature packed application-- IM, P2P file transfer, multiple chat, VoIP, SIP calling, Video Chat and Video Conference and Live Video Streaming.
    Yes, after trial period one must pay one time charge of $29.95. You can switch devices up to 5 times during the first year.

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  30. using a refurbished htc tilt on octo worked great! no lag alittle confused on the whole your computer part but its great I could send pictures right from my phone for no charge untill octo wants money sucks....trying out palringo no has talked aout it much looks good seems I can't download it right to me oohne some weird thing about me using skyfire which is btw ftw for any wm user

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  31. can you advise best chat software for ASUS WM P527. i wanted to use gtalk from WM.

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  32. If only i had read this blog before, i wouldnt have gone in for a windows mobile phone.

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  33. Hi All.. I installed OctroTalk on HTC TYTN2.. it's working great... but the problem i face is that with the video.. i am not able to view my front camera. There is no option to switch between cameras. i see the option for using 2nd cam under menu.. but it's greyed out.. can anyone help???

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  34. is google chat the same as gmail chat?

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  35. Google won't spend time for making an app for windows mobile, because its Microsoft :) Google is the next Evil in software industry !

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  36. i wud lyk to gain a gtalk 4 my htc s710.. if anybody cn hlp me..? my mail id is vishnu.raj2211@gmail.com

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  37. Is there any way to use Gtalk on Windows 7 mobile ?

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  38. Goddamn windows phones suck I do agree ... Even blue tooth doesn't work for windows phone ... Pls some one help me out about this ..this windows version phone doesn't support Skype :(

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  39. Is der any way to connect blue tooth ?

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