I use IM heavily for work - corporate Jabber server, GTalk, AIM, Windows Live are all in play during my day.
One of the big problems I have with a tablet is that when I want to get up and leave my desktop and bring my chat with me, different services use different criteria for where to send new messages.
- Some send to the last client that sent a message out.
- Some send to the client with the highest priority ID (set in expert settings in most clients)
- Some send to the last client to log in.
In short, it's a mess, and I always wind up missing messages because of it. Logging out on the PC and in on the tablet manually is a bummer too when you want to just grab it and go.
I just downloaded the new Trillian release, which works on Honeycomb. I happen to be using Trillian on my Win7 machine as well. Check out the release notes:
It works as advertised. Chat history (both directions) are mirrored on all connected clients, and I can seamlessly chat between any of them. I can even load it up on my iPhone if I'm leaving the house.
History is stored serverside as well, so you have chat logs on all clients.
I'm NOT affiliated with Cerulean. I didn't even like Trillian that much in general until now. I just think it's probably the best chat client for Honeycomb or any mobile device just for this feature that works across ALL IM networks. Not just Google Talk.