i think one have to buy eMbedded Visual C++ 4.0
but anyway yes with the development tools
you get a simulator so when you run your programs you dont need a pocketpc
it's not as much a xda1 or 2 simulator as it is a pocketpc pda emulator so it will not simulate special stuff which is only on the xda series
if you dont want to do it in c++ then
in ms visual studio .net you get the simulator if you make visualbasic or c# (i think) programs for smart devices or what ever it's called in the project creator
hhhmm ok i may be a jerk but i'm a jedi jerk like my father was before me
BTW "I can't use a skeleton arm with that"