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."