Microsoft officially announced the opening of Seattle's first Microsoft Store at University Village, today as on July 27.
A Microsoft spokeswoman couldn't provide any additional details, including when the store will open.
Microsoft recently announced plans to add 75 more Microsoft Stores over the next two to three years to compete with Apple's storefronts.
Microsoft is looking at major markets, including a big push on the East Coat, including New York and Florida.
Apple has more than 300 retail stores, including six in the greater Seattle-Bellevue area.
The store will be the 12th Microsoft Store as the tech giant enters the retail world. Like the Bellevue Square location, the new store will be across the way from an Apple Store.
The Microsoft Stores are now open for business in Scottsdale, Ariz., Mission Viejo, Calif., Lone Tree, Colo., San Diego, Calif., Oak Brook, Ill., Bloomington, Minn., Bellevue, Wash., Costa Mesa, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., Houston, Texas and Los Angeles, Calif. From computers and software to games, music and phones, customers will have access to it all at the Microsoft Store.
The store also offers services such as personal training, technical support, ongoing performance tuneups and more. Be sure to also check out our revamped online store at http://www.microsoftstore.com.
[Source: Microsoft Press]