Microsoft has already announced plans to open over 30 temporary holiday stores on October 26th in the US and Canada to help sell both Windows 8 and its upcoming Surface tablet. Now theres a report that the company may be planning to do the same overseas.
WebSonic.nl reports that Microsoft will open a temporary holiday store in Amsterdam on the Windows 8 launch date. The story says that the store will be put up to demonstrate Windows 8 devices. It may also sell the OS as well, although the article states that that isnt exactly clear.
Theres no word either on if the Windows RT-based Surface tablet will be sold at this location. The company has already announced that sales of the Surface outside of the US and Canada will be limited to the Microsoft Store website.
The story adds that Microsoft set up a similar temporary store last year in Amsterdam. At that time, the reason was to show off the Kinect hardware add-on for the Xbox 360 console. Its possible that the company could set up other temporary stores in other parts of the world. We have contacted Microsoft to get some more information on this subject.
Update: According to a statement sent to Neowin from a Microsoft spokesperson, "While we’re exploring several locations for future Microsoft retail stores, we have no specific new store locations to share at this time."
Source: WebSonic.nl | Image via Microsoft