Is Microsoft heading for the Big Apple?
There are not a lot of Microsoft stores in the country. In fact, there are only seven in total. These are located in Scottsdale, Mission Viejo, Lone Tree, San Diego, Oak Brook, Bloomington and Bellevue.
When Microsoft opened its first brick and mortar retail store in Scottsdale, many were surprised the company didn't choose a bigger city for its first location. Still, if recent rumors prove to be true, it seems Microsoft may soon add a New York City Microsoft store to its list of locations.
Mary Jo Foley over at All About Microsoft cites a source in reporting that, with every location, Microsoft has tried to locate its shop near the local Apple store. Foley's source went on to say that Microsoft is planning about six more stores for 2011 and one of them is going to be in New York. Apple currently has four stores in Manhattan, one each in SoHo, 14th St, Upper West Side, and, of course, the famous 24-hour location on Fifth Ave.
Also rumored to be on the 2011 schedule are Orlando and Houston Microsoft stores.