Microsoft to have 44 retail stores open by next June, arriving in Canada soon

By Jos · 8 replies
Jul 11, 2012
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  1. Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to expand its retail presence in the world. Speaking at the Worldwide Partner Conference today, Kevin Turner, the company's Chief Operating Officer announced plans to open a new Microsoft Store in Toronto later this……

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  2. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    We have one here in Atlanta. It's a pretty nice looking place. Interestingly, it is in a mall and sits directly above an Apple store.
  3. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 286   +92

    Oh-oh. You'd think Aplle will sue Microsoft for this...
  4. quote: "sits directly above an Apple store."

    lol, because ms products are way above apple.
  5. M1r

    M1r TS Enthusiast Posts: 45

    I predict more microsoft hardware products will be released.
  6. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    I predict this still won't make people use win 8....
  7. It seems that Microsoft is slowing turning into Apple. They now have retail stores, are releasing tablet hardware, are reducing users choices, have an app store, are trying to lock you in, etc.
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,340   +1,436

    That market has changed and so has the strategy needed to sell products in it. Just as someone at the apple store would know more about apple products than a best buy employee, people at the MS store would know more about MS products. Sales is certainly part of it but there are plenty of other reasons to go as long as you know when someone is trying to sell you one something. hint: it's not hard to sell something to someone when they already want it.
  9. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 191   +46

    Wish there was a MS store in my area (Cincinnati)

    I like the idea of a retail MS store

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