Microsoft’s massive Windows 8 push includes opening 32 ‘pop-up’ shops this year

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In the coming weeks Microsoft (MSFT) will make its mark with three new products: Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the Surface tablet. In order to get the word out about its new re-imagined operating system, Steve Ballmer’s team of marketers are planning to open 32 “pop-up” shops in North America, according to Information Week. The stores probably won’t have quite the punch that Apple (AAPL) Stores do, but they should at least provide many customers with a first-hand experience of Windows 8’s tile-based user interface. A full list of the upcoming pop-up shops follows below.

Per The Verge, Microsoft has selected the following locations for its pop-up stores:

  • Aventura Mall – Aventura, FL
  • Beachwood Place – Beachwood, OH
  • Cherry Creek Shopping Center – Denver, CO
  • Dadeland Mall – Miami, FL
  • Eaton Centre – Toronto, Ontario
  • Fashion Mall at Keystone – Indianapolis, IN
  • Fashion Show Mall– Las Vegas, NV
  • Glendale Galleria – Glendale, CA
  • Mall at Green Hills – Nashville, TN
  • Mall in Columbia – Columbia, MD
  • Metropolis at Metrotown – Burnaby, BC
  • Montgomery Mall – Bethesda, MD
  • Natick Collection – Natick, MA
  • North Star Mall – San Antonio, TX
  • Oakridge Centre – Vancouver, BC
  • Penn Square Mall – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Perimeter Mall – Atlanta, GA
  • Roosevelt Field Mall – Garden, City, NY
  • Ross Park Mall – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Saint Louis Galleria – St. Louis, MO
  • San Francisco Centre – San Francisco, CA
  • South Shore Plaza – Braintree, MA
  • Southpark Mall – Charlotte, NC
  • Stonebriar Centre Mall – Frisco, TX
  • Streets at Southpoint – Durham, NC
  • Time Warner Center – The Shops at Columbus Circle – New York, NY
  • Washington Square– Portland, OR
  • West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, Alberta
  • Westfarms Mall – West Hartford, CT
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza – Paramus, NJ
  • Woodland Hills Mall – Tulsa, OK
  • Woodlands Mall – Woodlands, TX

Read [Information Week] Read [The Verge]

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