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Source claims final decision depends on the performance of US stores

Microsoft has a few retail stores scattered around the United States. The stores were originally launched to help Microsoft compete on more even footing against Apple and its retail outlets.
 
One of the main differences between Microsoft Stores and Apple Stores in the U.S. is the fact that Microsoft stores sell devices made by other manufacturers such as HTC and Nokia. Apple only sells its own primary hardware such as smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers although it sells accessories made by other manufacturers.
 
Financial Times now reports that Microsoft is been in talks with property owners in the UK to open new retail stores next year.

Microsoft is confident that it can open its first UK stores in 2013, however, the final decision is dependent on an assessment of how well Microsoft Stores in the U.S. are performing. Microsoft has offered no official statement on the possibility of opening retail stores in the UK at this time.

One key benefit of Microsoft retail stores in the UK would be the ability for the stores to offer classes to train users on Microsoft software and hardware – a service it offers in its current U.S. stores. 

Source: FT



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RE: its interesting
By Mitch101 on 11/26/2012 3:55:25 PM , Rating: 2
You can fit 3-4 of that Apple store into the Microsoft Store.

Can I do this on an iPhone?
http://video.msn.com?vid=c0b91059-9ce0-477f-a391-5...


RE: its interesting
By Nortel on 11/26/2012 4:05:39 PM , Rating: 2
I can't tell if you are serious or not... the app is called "word lens" and is available (of course) for the iPhone... it's also free.


RE: its interesting
By TakinYourPoints on 11/26/2012 5:18:55 PM , Rating: 2
And its been out for two years on iOS. Hell, it also came out on Android a few months ago.


RE: its interesting
By Mitch101 on 11/26/2012 8:43:58 PM , Rating: 2
You both missed the speech conversion and it doesn't require a network connection saving on roaming charges.


RE: its interesting
By Tony Swash on 11/26/12, Rating: -1
"Well, we didn't have anyone in line that got shot waiting for our system." -- Nintendo of America Vice President Perrin Kaplan

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