Thursday, October 30, 2008

How to Install Google Talk on your Blackberry Bold 9000

If you've got a gmail account, then you really ought to have the Google Chat facility loaded on your blackberry. Here's how;

  1. Go to the Browser and enter;
    http://www.blackberry.com/googletalk

  2. Scroll down the page until you find a button marked Download and click it.

  3. Choose your language and then click Next

  4. Scroll to the end of the terms and conditions and click the option button marked
    (o) I Accept and then click Next.

  5. The application will then start to download.
    It should take about one minute.

  6. At the successful install dialog, click Ok

For some reason, the install drops you back in the browser.
Click the blackberry button and choose close.
You'll find the icon in the downloads folder, though you might want to move it to home.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is great, much better than using the Google site.

Anonymous said...

Awesome thanks! Worked great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Do you whether it can be moved to the (what I would consider to be) the desktop screen?

Gavin Bollard said...

Sorry...

All newly installed Blackberry apps go into the downloads folder. You can push the blackberry button on it there and choose to move to folder HOME.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. It worked and the details helped

Anonymous said...

Most impressed, thanks alot! It really works in a wink! I spent hours on the google site! waste of time!

Anonymous said...

i tried the same thing.. when i clicked download in browser its says "Unsupported Device


Sorry, your device does not meet the system requirements that are needed to support Google Talk.

"

I tried this in internet explorer and also in my BB browser.

Please give me a solution. i could not find any solution in any of the forums.

Thanks.

Gavin Bollard said...

You need to be using your blackberry browser, not the computer browser.

Darron Mark (DM Foto) said...

Well the last poster did say that they had used the BB browser. I've been melting my little keypad for days on this, and still without much luck in getting it working.

I'm on the O2 network with a Bold 9000, and it just keeps saying that username and password don't match, which I know to be untrue, as I'm using GTalk on the browser and application, I've even reset the password unlock and still nothing. Found another little link that might work:

http://www.blackberry.com/devicesoftware/entry.do?code=gtalk

Will let you know in a few seconds...

Darron Mark (DM Foto) said...

Nope, that link didn't work either

Username & Password didn't match..!

Grrrr

Marek said...

Anybody knows why there is "service not supported on this handheld" when I am using only wi-fi connection?

Gavin Bollard said...

The blackberry bold seems to use wi-fi only for some things and the blackberry network only for others.

I've got two browsers on mine (Opera is configured for use on Wi-Fi while the standard blackberry browser uses the blackberry connection).

For some reason, the device isn't smart enough to flip between the two connection types.

I'll look into the problem though.

Anu said...

I have downloaded the google chat but it say service not enabled for this handset....please help!!

Gavin Bollard said...

Apparently AT&T blocks Google Talk
GoogleTalk Restriction on AT&T Networks.

If you're getting a connection error 56, you might want to check this out Connection Error 56.

There's also a problem with the S/MIME Support Package version 4.0 which is fixed in 4.1 - S/MIME 4.0 Issue with GoogleTalk

You might also want to check your IT policies in case the Blackberry administrator has blocked Google Talk. If you can login to the Microsoft Windows Live Services, this means that the blocks aren't affecting you.

Giovanni said...

Hi, I would like to know if is posible to call from Google talk to Skype user? thanks