Man, this has just made me extremly happy.
Inquisitive Neowin member Tom Servo, taking a hint from member CarlNewton tried to connect to talk.google.com using his Trillian client. What he received was a secure XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol, alternatively known as Jabber) server waiting for connections.
Update: Users are reporting that they can login to the jabber server using their Google Account username and password. Details soon…
Update 2: Several un-named Google Executives have confirmed that Google will be announcing “Google Talk” tomorrow.