One of the biggest complaints with Microsoft’s Compact Framework 2 (CF2 for short) (and, consequently, with programs relying on it – Hitchhiker, SMS Notifier, Webby, IBE Mail etc.) has always been its storage needs, which, by default, is some 5.4 Mbytes. See for example this thread for users’ opinions on the memory consumption on CF2 and their subsequent not wanting to install it…

…This IS a big thing, considering that internal memory is still precious, even with most Windows Mobile 5 (WM5) Pocket PC’s. (For example, most WM5 PPC’s are shipped with 128M of ROM, of which in general 40-45 Mbytes is free.) The situation is even worse with pre-WM5 Pocket PC’s, where the available RAM is very rarely (only with devices shipped with 128 Mbytes of RAM) over 50 Mbytes, from which CF2 takes away 5.4 Mbytes.

Note that this will work on all Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition devices that are able to run CF2 (that is, all WM2003+ devices, including WM5)……

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