If you've got an older-model BlackBerry smartphone, you're probably wondering when (and if) your smartphone qualifies for the OS 5.0 update. Fortunately, you won't have to wonder any longer. RIM has released a list (via CrackBerry) of which devices will qualify for the update. Unfortunately, quite a few different models of Berry are not on it. The reason why your phone may be unable to accept OS 5.0?
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Memory. RIM says that OS 5.0 will not be able to work right with less than 64 MB of memory. This means that the Curve 8310 and 8320, among others, will be unable to receive this upgrade. Those phones are just too old to handle 5.0 without slowing down to a crawl.
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If you have a BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8200, a Curve 8330, 8350i, 8900, or Bold 9000, you are OS 5.0 eligible. The Storm 9500, Tour 9630, and Curve 8520 will all also be getting the update. Everyone else is, well, out of luck. On the plus side, the Storm 2 is out soon. Maybe it's time for an upgrade...