Ready for sprawling aisles of Microsoft stuff, a guru bar and giant wall-sized screens? The first store in Scottsdale, Arizona is receiving its final touches and may open on or just after October 22, according to the Wall Street Journal.
A second store in Mission Viejo, California is expected to follow in the immediate weeks after. Ahh, the glitz and the glam. The paper confirms the floorplan will showcase everything form Windows 7 to WinMo 6.5 and the Xbox 360. And yep, there will be a 94-inch screen for folks to play on.
And Apple isn't the only inspiration. The Microsoft stores will also be close to either a Best Buy or Wal-Mart. Oh, and the Microsoft store head-honcho was actually poached from Wal-Mart. I think I was more optimistic when I heard they were head-hunting Apple Store staff. [Wall Street Journal]