Google has an active Jabber server, Google IM coming soon?

Speaking for myself, I think that I would wait a little bit before getting too excited about the possibility of a Google instant messenger client. Seriously, should we not wait for some more facts first?

A recent New York Times story on the Google Sidebar had an interesting side note about an annoucement Wednesday of a new “communication tool” — could this be the much speculated Google IM?

While executives would not disclose what the tool was, it has long been speculated that Google would introduce an IM service to compete with AOL, Yahoo, and MSN, and last year the rumor mill said that Google would use the open source Jabber protocol to power its product.

Inquisitive Neowin member Tom Servo, taking a que from member CarlNewton tried to connect to using his Trillian client. [Read the rest]