Hello, iPhone OS 3.0 beta.

With a good friends help, I now have the latest beta of iPhone OS 3.0 running on my 3g iphone.

I’ve been using it for less than a full day but I’m blown away with this release (and it’s only in beta!).

My favorite things so far:

1 – Email in landscape mode. The iPhone keyboard is tough for me. I can’t type on it the way that I can on a blackberry. After all, I am the reigning Blackberry Dork-athon champion :) But the new 3.0 release lets you type in landscape mode which is a game changer for me.

2 – Copy and paste. The UI for copy and paste on the iphone is a breeze. Double tap on a word and then you get a beautiful interface to select the text you want and then cut, copy & paste. Crazy simple. They nailed it.

3 – Spotlight. For those of you that don’t use Macs, Spotlight is a Apple’s search app for MacOS. With iPhone OS 3.0, Spotlight is now on the iphone. It’s fast too.

4 – Shake = Undo. If you shake the iPhone it brings up an undo typing command. Brilliant.

I’ll report more as I find stuff.