Google Inc’s instant messaging and local search services will be made available on Research In Motion Ltd’s BlackBerry mobile platform, RIM said yesterday.
The Google Talk and Google Local services, both of which will come out some time this spring, will look much like they do on the PC, albeit smaller, RIM indicated.
Google Talk is a lightweight instant messaging client that integrates with Gmail. It looks like the BlackBerry version will be text-only, with no voice component.
Google Local on BlackBerry will enable people to search for local services and view maps and satellite images of their location, RIM said.