PPCW.NET reports that Microsofts Pocket PC software suffers from a major design flaw: it can only have 32 running applications at the same time.
This is now causing a lot of problems for the users of new Pocket PC 2003 Phone Edition based phones/pda's as the phone starts automatically killing exess processes.
Quote from the PPCW.NET article: The real problem is a different one and it is because the Windows CE platform isn't able to handle more then 32 processes simultaneously! This is - according to my sources (which I also already get confirmed from other sides) - a design limitation which already was introduced with Windows CE 1 and never were expended - even not with today's Windows CE 4 platform.
The result is if a user starts the 33rd process, any of the processes, running in the background is killed by the system. In "best case" it's an application you've launched only, in worst case it's a Windows CE task.