Microsoft Launching Five New U.S. Retail Stores by Summer

Further showcasing its commitment to retail investment, Microsoft has announced its launching five new retail stores by the summer.

The locations where Microsoft will set up the new stores are:

  • Natick Mall, Natick, Massachusetts
  • Ala Moana Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Pioneer Place, Portland, Oregon
  • The Somerset Collection, Troy, Michigan
  • Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, Illinois


Microsoft previously announced that it'll be opening six new U.S. stores based in San Antonio, Miami, Beachwood, San Francisco, Salt Lake City and St. Louis. Twenty-nine stores are already operating in North America. In 2011, the software giant said it planned to open 75 new retail stores over a two- to three-year period.

"Our customers continue to tell us that they value our stores for connecting them to the best of Microsoft," the firm said. "This delights us to no end. From the newest touchscreen laptops, desktops, and tablets running Windows 8, to Windows Phones, to Xbox and Kinect consoles and accessories, to a wide array of first- and third-party software titles, our goal is to introduce you to the best choice, value and service we have to offer."


 

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  • Shin-san
    From that pic, it looks similar to an Apple store. I can get what they are after, but if they want to beat Apple, they need to stop imitating and start innovating
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  • fearless1333
    Yeah, that definitely looks like an Apple store... and apple just filed a patent on their store design. Doesn't take a genius to guess what Apple is going to do.
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  • Anonymous
    Anyone here on Toms been in the Microsoft Store? How packed is it and do people buy stuff? I am just curious as to how it compares to Apple Store, it is always packed with people and a lot of people buy Macintosh computers every few hours in my area. I just sit outside and download several hours of HD videos, sucking all the bandwidth for myself, everyone else is complaining about speed and leave, while the "Genies Bar" try to figure out whats wrong (they still can't figure it as of today, unless they are reading this comment). WHahahhahahahha!!!! I am stopping people buying apple stuff.
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