Microsoft Launches MS-DOS Mobile App to Lumia Smartphones
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American software major Microsoft has launched MS-DOS, the company's ubiquitous Windows computer command program, for Lumia smartphones.

"MS-DOS Mobile allows us to look proudly back, while at the same time moving us defiantly forwards," said Tom Messett, marketing team (Microsoft Lumia).

"It's simple, effective productivity re-imagined through the medium of DOS," he added.

For many, announcement of MS-DOS app on 1 April lead apprehensions that this might be an April Fools' Day prank by Microsoft, but it now turns out that the company was indeed genuine about the app's launch.

The new MS-DOS app allows users to perform actions on number of installed applications such as launching camera, Cortana (digital voice-assistant) and many others via word commands.

Users can type HELP on command-prompt screen and get the entire command list, if you forget one. Interested users can log into their Windows Phone store to download MS-DOS app (HERE).

Some of the key commands include:

  • SMS
  • Maps
  • DATE
  • Market
  • Phone (number)
  • Contacts (opens name list)
  • Cortana (search query)
  • Camera (options: ASCII, B&W, and CGA modes)
  • HELP (will list all commands)

Checkout the official Microsoft video detailing making of MS-DOS and its features:

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System requirements for installing MS-DOS include:

  • phone identity
  • video and still capture
  • music library
  • photos library
  • media playback
  • data services
  • phone dialer
  • movement and directional sensor
  • speech
  • web browser component
  • HD720P (720x1280)
  • WVGA (480x800)
  • WXGA (768x1280)
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 OS