Nokia plugs in Google Talk to tablet device

Finland's Nokia is adding the Google Talk application to a Nokia handheld Internet browsing device, an Associated Press report said.

The report said Nokia planned to announce an upgraded version of its Internet Tablet device, which would come loaded with the Google Talk service, allowing users to have voice conversations and exchange instant messages, according to a source.

The device, which relied on short-range technology known as Wi-Fi rather than on mobile phone networks, was not a cell phone, the report said.

Nokia expected the device to go on sale globally and cost about 300 euros, or about $390, the person privy to the matter said, according to the report.

Nokia was also talking to other companies about incorporating their Internet communication software onto the device, the report further said.