In a surprising turn of events, our new favorite app Flory (see here) which handles Google Talk instant messaging (plus ICQ and FIM via jabber), is nearly ready for a US release. The developer Florian Seffert, who we understand is doing this all on their own, just told us in an email:

The en-US translation is nearly done and I'll release the US market version next week.

Timestamps will work then! ;-) And btw... you don't need to logout... Flory take care of all messages even when your phone is offline.

Another nice feature: all transports are secured and 256 bit encrypted... so no one can read your messages while you are writing messages on a public network.

We liked every single word in that statement and are pretty excited about having this hit the US. Anyone see this as becoming one of the top apps very quickly?