Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Jul 2009 21:52 UTC
Microsoft As Microsoft had already confirmed, it's going to open a line of retail stores later this year. Last week, Gizmodo published a set of detailed slides supposedly detailing the shopping experience Microsoft is going to implement. Today, Microsoft has confirmed those leaked plans are real (but not finalised!), while also announcing the first two store locations.
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RE[2]: With Retail Stores ...
by Ranger on Wed 29th Jul 2009 13:05 UTC in reply to "RE: With Retail Stores ..."
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This could be a way that Microsoft is evolving their business strategy. With the negative response to Vista, this may be a way of earning customer confidence.

Or ... Another possibility is that Microsoft will start manfufacturing their own line of PCs & Laptops to compete with OEMs like Sony, Toshiba and the rest.

One of the reasons people don't like Apple is they control everything and don't allow clone mfrs. Consider Microsoft announcing their own lines of PCs & Laptops. What would something like this do to the computing market?

Everything is just a guess at this point. We'll all find out when they start to open the stores.

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