Originally Posted by JoelDF
And they couldn't trim the OS down for the ol' Pearl, since they wouldn't need a lot of the features that newer BBs have? Just sayin'.
The benefits of doing such a thing just aren't there though, say they did try to squeeze some of 5.0 onto older devices it wouldn't be good for anyone. People with old hardware would have just complained about the missing new features, people with current hardware would have 5.0 delayed or with less testing and development and rim would have to spend time developing software that wouldn't earn them any money.