So Google did launch Google Talk this morning, making yesterday’s LA Times piece spot on. Supporting free voice calls and traditional text-based chat, the app’s in beta (come on, it’s Google!) and currently for Windows only. Sporting compatibility with Jabber/XMPP-based IM clients like Trillian, GAIM, iChat, Adium and Psi, it requires a Gmail account and automatically imports your contacts, giving you the ability to e-mail them as well as give ’em a call.
[Thanks for the e-mail, Tai!]