Google has released its so-called ‘instant messenger’ (IM) for the iPhone. Unlike the popular native iPhone IM, Apollo, GoogleTalk for iPhone runs off the Safari browser on your iPhone.
Closing the browser in the middle of a chat sets your GoogleTalk mode to “unavailable”. Its a first step for Google which is after the advertising potential but what we’re wondering is when Apple’s going to take a stab at porting the ever popular iChat onto the iPhone platform.
To use GoogleTalk on your iPhone, launch your Safari browser and go to http://www.google.com/talk.