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: With Retail Stores ...
by Anim8me2 on Wed 29th Jul 2009 15:23 UTC in reply to "With Retail Stores ..."
Anim8me2
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Actually that is not correct. No one saw an iPhone until they were available for sale on day one.
The problem with MS having retail stores is that they are not going to retail anything. According to their outline theses stores will just be there to show everyone how great MS products are. Wanna buy something? Well you can go home and order it online or visit the nearest Best Buy, or...

It reminds me of the movie "Dave";
"You want to spend x millions of dollars making people feel good about the cars they have already bought?"

It is a foolish move unless MS is ready to unveil a line of their own computers.

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