Well, I received my Adam yesterday, and was playing with it for most of the day.
I am generally just a lurker (both here and on the blogs), and generally don't like to post. You may call it selfish or uninvolved, but I think its just that i'm a bit lazy. Well, this changes today my friends. I've decided that the Adam tablet is something I shouldn't just keep to myself, so I'm going to be taking requests of different things you guys might want to see. I've side-loaded several apps already, and can give you a quick mini-review of what I've seen. I'm in my last class right now (ends in about an hour and a half), and from there I'll be heading home, so if I get any posts in this thread by the time I get home, I'll try to fulfill them. I'll be on the forum keeping track of the requests.
What I've seen so far:
Well, the software obviously still needs some work, since some of the apps (especially the browser) become unresponsive and crash. The screen protector was a pain to apply, since all of these white little things kept getting on the protector. I was trying to be very careful in order to not have any bubbles, but I failed. After washing the protector and spending a long time fiddling with it, I finally got it somewhat decent (couple of bubbles, but not many on the screen itself).
I loaded several different readers (both ebook and pdf). I wanted to use the Adam to read and annotate on the pdf versions of my college textbooks, but as of right now, only the repligo reader app (that I know of) supports annotation. The Repligo reader app worked well. Loaded my 300+ pdf file with ease and zoomed fluidly. It also supports inking notes (writing with your finger/stylus), which is what I really want it for. The inking is pretty basic (one color, very thin lines), but its the only thing available right now. I hope better options are available once the genesis store is up, since I want to be able to draw diagrams and equations for my structural classes. The inking seems pretty responsive when using my finger tip, but i haven't tested it with a stylus (might stop at best buy today and pick up the Targus one Greg talked about in his blog). The only caveat to the Repligo reader is the fact that it does not remember your zoom level when you turn the page (you zoom in, change the page, and the zoom goes back to standard level).
I ltried the Aldiko reader/book store as well, since I think it's the only ebook reader that can also load pdfs into its library. I like that it placed one of my pdfs in the shelve view that the program has and made it look like a book, but when I opened it (Pdf had a ton of pictures with vibrant colors), the zooming and page changing was very sluggish. In this aspect, the repligo reader worked a lot better. For ebooks though, this app worked pretty well (I especially liked it when using the Pixel-qi display). I loaded the Kindle app as well, but didnt really use it.
The office suite included (quickoffice) was not as good as I expected it to be. It failed to read some of my word documents that included charts and graphs, and also wouldn't open some of my pdf files.
Well, I think this is enough for right now. I look forward to your requests. I want to give a bit back to the community, and I hope that this will satisfy everyone.