With all the BlackBerry 7 news buzzing around, the forums have been HOT! So hot, its time for another 'Hot Topics' announcement. The hotest topic in the forums currently has to be the BBOS Guide for Installing/Upgrading your OS. With all the new OS drops, everyone is using this guide to install their new OS's.

One of the new devices launching would be the 9850 from Sprint, Horangi7 would like to know if you will be buying one. Will you? Joe and Myself will not! Joe got himself a shiny new 9930 from Verizon, and I am STILL waiting for AT&T to launch the 9900.

No matter what device you plan to buy, you will need to unlock your phone for international or intercarrier use. Make sure to put your name in the hat to win a free unlock code, from Horzon Wireless. You can also enter to win a free copy of Fightin' Words for your device!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to one of our newest BBOS members. Merlin29, has just joined us from England. While you extend him a big warm welcome, see if you could lend a hand to another one of our members.

Lastly, I would like to ask you a question that all iPhone and Droid users would love to know. Why do you continue to buy BlackBerry Devices? Why do you remain a fan of RIM?

Remember the BlackBerryOS forums are available for everyone to post questions, reviews, offer support or just friendly chatter. There is not fee or anything of that nature, just a free sign up account. Head to our forums today and register your account.