Earlier this week, we reported that Microsoft had announced plans to open up a new store in Boston, Massachusetts sometime this summer. At the moment, Microsoft has 16 locations open in the US for its Microsoft Store retail operation. Besides Boston, four more stores have been announced as coming soon, which brings the total number of announced Microsoft Store locations to 21.
Now there's word that Microsoft might had inadvertently revealed even more planned cities where it will build Microsoft Stores. The Careers page on the Microsoft Store website (via WPCentral.com) shows that it is hiring in places where there are currently are not any retail Microsoft Stores.
The locations listed in the job page include White Plains and Huntington Station, New York, Newark, Delaware, Salem, New Hampshire, Orlando, Florida and Arlington, Virgina. If the list is accurate, that would bring the total number of Microsoft Stores planned up to 27.
In July 2011, Microsoft revealed it had plans to open 75 new Microsoft Store locations over the next two to three years, back when it had just 10 stores open. So far the number of new store openings and announcements has not yet kept pace with Microsoft's previously announced plans. Even with the six unconfirmed locations, it would appear that the numbers are still behind Microsoft's schedule.
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