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Microsoft Quietly Opening Retail Stores

Numerous articles were written last year indicating that Microsoft was planning to open retail stores in an obvious copy of the seemingly ubiquitous Apple retail store concept. I have yet to see a store and just thought about this a minute ago and decided to to some Googling. This page lists 4 store locations, along with some pictures and a list of service offerings.

The pictures look very similar to Apple stores, although the footprint seems larger than the ones I have seen in Atlanta. And I find the statement “A Unique Experience Touch it, play with it and personalize it in an environment that is fun, friendly and innovative” a bit ridiculous since all indications are that this is the exact same experience you can have in an Apple store and the only difference is Windows. 

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