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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: ambitious
By nikon133 on 11/26/2012 4:01:52 PM , Rating: 2
No, you are wrong.

The Microsoft Surface tablet is constructed from magnesium and manufactured using liquid metal. Microsoft claims the magnesium, PVD finish is the first of its kind in the PC market. Called VaporMg, the case is melted down in the manufacturing process and then moulded to the details needed for the design.

Read this:

RE: ambitious
By Nortel on 11/26/2012 4:30:21 PM , Rating: 2
Try not to buy into the marketing hype. This is why I love the simplicity of a milled aluminum case, you don't need the PR people to snazz it up.

Ok, what is "VaporMG"? (the name is pure marketing jazz). Its a process where they take magnesium, melt it down and spray paint a thin coat on the outside of a body to give it a more expensive look.

RE: ambitious
By Pirks on 11/26/2012 5:24:35 PM , Rating: 2
This is why I love the simplicity of a milled aluminum case, you don't need the PR people to snazz it up
Yeah, and this is why I observed quite a few Mac zealots cumming in their panties watching sexy Apple PR videos showing off your "simplicity of aluminum milling" stuff hehe :P Your anti-MS bias won't work here buddy, I have a few Mac zealots at work that I regularly observe, so you can tell your funny fairy tales about "no Apple PR needed for aluminum milling blah blah" to someone who's really stupid or has anti-MS bias like you. Tony will LOVE your lying posts for sure, you seem to be two very closely/similarly minded individuals.

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