Google Talk for BlackBerry Smartphones

Release Notes


New features and enhancements





Application updates

You now receive a notification message when a new version is available. You can also manually check for the latest


version of Google Talk™ for BlackBerry® devices by doing the following:


On the sign in screen, press the Menu key > Check for Update.




Messages that you type but do not send are no longer deleted when you press the Escape key. The next time that you


open the chat, you can edit your message and send it to your friend.



Chat history

You can search for text in the chat history for a friend.



Shortcut icons

To add a shortcut icon of a friend to the Home screen of your device so that you can quickly start chats with the friend,


do the following:



On the friend list screen, in a friend group, highlight a friend.



Press the Menu key > Show In Home Screen.


To stop displaying the friend on the Home screen, click Remove From Home Screen.




About updating your applications

Updating the applications on your BlackBerry® device can offer you the following benefits:

>access to new features

>resolve a technical issue

You can download applications from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. For more information about the BlackBerry App World storefront, on a computer visit

If you need help using an application, you can find answers in the application by pressing the Menu key and clicking Help on your device.

System requirements

>at least 750 KB of application memory

>BlackBerry® Device Software version 4.5 or later

>a wireless service plan that supports instant messaging


Fixed issues

This section lists fixed issues for Google Talk™ for BlackBerry® devices 2.5.


After reading a new message from a friend, the new message indicator might have remained on your BlackBerry device and the LED indicator might have continued to blink.

If you have a device with BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later, you might not have been able to see messages that you typed in the chat field.


In some cases, after inviting a person, the friend might have appeared twice in your friend list.

You might not have been able to send a picture to a friend from the Pictures application.

If you took a picture in the Camera application, you might not have been able to send the picture to a friend by using the menu on the preview screen.

If you highlighted a friend, "No Name" appeared in menu items such as Email <friend's name> instead of the friend's name.

If you opened the menu on the friend list screen, the My Details option appeared twice.

If you linked a friend with the Contacts application, there was no menu option to remove the link.

Known issues

This section lists known issues for Google Talk™ for BlackBerry® devices 2.5.


If you try to use the Send to menu option on your device to send a picture or file to a contact who cannot receive files, the contact's name might not appear in the list of contacts.

If you have a BlackBerry device with BlackBerry® Device Software 4.7.1 or earlier, you might not be able to see messages that you type in the chat field. Workaround: You can try starting a new chat with the friend.


If you try to send multiple files at once but the file size is exceeded for attachments, you do not receive an error message and your files might not be sent to your friend.

Workaround: Try sending smaller files or fewer files at one time.

If you decline a person's invitation request and then send the person an invitation request, the friend might appear twice in your friend list.

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