Run DOS, Windows 3.11 on Your BlackBerry PlayBook

The PlayBook hasn't exactly been successful. In fact, you might say it's been a bit of a flop. However, with the tablet officially on sale for $200, some of you might be trying to think of reasons to justify spending $200 on something that a week ago you didn't want. Well, how about the fact that you can run DOS or Windows 3.11 on it?

Engadget reports that the DOSbox x86 emulator has been ported to the QNX-based PlayBook, meaning that, with the help of a Bluetooth keyboard, you can now run DOS on your BlackBerry-branded PlayBook. Check out the video below for a short demonstration from the BlackBerry India Blog:

DOS Running On BlackBerry PlayBook

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  • rb420
    It is not that stupid. Never underestimate the nostalgia effect of being able to play all the old DOS games.
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  • Northwestern
    DOS is dead, they once said.
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  • mcd023
    masterasiaThis is stupid, who would want to do this?


    cause it's cool. duh! haha that's why we do half the nerdy stuff anyway.
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  • Northwestern
    DOS is dead, they once said.
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  • masterasia
    This is stupid, who would want to do this?
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  • rb420
    It is not that stupid. Never underestimate the nostalgia effect of being able to play all the old DOS games.
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