Google has climbed into the instant messaging bandwagon with Google Talk. Unfortunately, with only text and voice messaging, Google Talk doesn’t offer any revolutionary features. Although it is still in Beta, Google’s client does not support avatars, file transfers or even smilies! So far, I can’t see how Google aims to compete against the other famous clients such as ICQ, MSN, YIM, and AIM. To give it a try, all you need is a Gmail account and you can login with your username and password.