Its ancient though, You cant use evC with the new (windows mobile 5 and above) SDKs and embedded VB apps wont work at all on these versions.
You really should use Visual Studio (2005 or avbove , must be professional edition) and the .NET compact framework, its the only currently supported way.
i have a symbol ppt 8800 device, and i read its manual, it says its required development tool is eVC++, i will read more, i fed up with these variety of information for these each individual pocket PCs.
No problem , i only know because ive done it myself (i got visual studio 2008 pro and i wanted to try the windows mobile 6 sdk as i have an ipaq running that and wanted to make a version of IE with tabs)
Just so you know, if you do decide to try the old eVc, i have been told that it doesnt run well on XP, and i dont think it runs at all on vista.