Thursday, September 15, 2005

Google Talk Reloaded

I previously blogged about Google Talk here. In short, lots to like, a little sparten, but I couldn't test the biggest feature, you know, the talk part. We'll today I got my chance and all I can say is wow. I was working from home today, and I needed to talk to a co-worker. Out of the blue, she called me on Google Talk. Connecting was super simple, and then we starting talking. Just amazing. Clarity was amazing. I can't overstate this, Google Talk was more clear than:
  • Cordless phone using Vonage
  • Blackberry cell using a headset on Cingular
  • Blackberry cell talking directly into the device on Cingular
I don't know if Skype is this good, but I don't even know if I am going to bother trying. Since eBay bought them, my money is on them charging for everything, trying to squeeze you at every turn, just like their auctions. Let's hope Google Talk stays free and they get a native Mac client soon, or Apple and Google work together to get the Talk part interoperable between iChat and Google Talk.