I am intending to get probably the Asus Eee Pad Transformer soon. I am looking at the apps I need. I am thinking of getting just the non 3G version and wonder if the lack of 3G/Internet connectivity will affect my use of applications like Google Docs. Perhaps I need to look at a non-cloud based app?
Google Docs on Android has no offline cache at the moment. Source
The Browser version has this functionality. I hope the Android App get's offline docs too, that would be awesome. :)
Short answer: No.
I just put my phone into Airplane mode, and tapped the "Docs" icon that I happened to have on my home screen. It showed me a list of my docs! So far, so good.
I then tapped one of the docs, and saw a frowny face that said something like "Sorry, can't access this document because I don't have a connection to the Internet".