Microsoft opens stores in New York, Delaware and New Hampshire to cheering crowds

Microsoft opens stores in New York, Delaware and New Hampshire to cheering crowds
Now with over 45 stores, Microsoft opened two new locations in New York on Friday. Their Salem, New Hampshire and Newark, Delaware locations opened today.

Based on the videos taken at Huntington Station, which is on Long Island in New York, and White Plains, which is situated between the affluent Fairfield County of Connecticut and northern suburbs of Manhattan, the openings were a success.

That may be putting it mildly, the crowds outside those locations erupted in cheers when the countdown reached zero and the storefronts opened up. Of course, Microsoft did have some enticements, such as give away prizes like a Samsung Series 9 laptop, Xbox 360 with Kinect and other treats. Even with those prizes, there were sizable crowds outside those locations. In Delaware, at the Christiana Mall in Newark there were rope barriers to control the line.

There are some exciting times on the horizon for Microsoft and these new locations are sure to help as Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and all the exciting products associated with them become available. There are a bunch of pictures followed by videos taken at each of the New York locations.

If you have a Microsoft store near you, does it amp up the excitement of the new goodies coming from Microsoft soon?

source: wpcentral (New York and Delaware)




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22 Comments

1. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

MIght have to take a roadtrip to NY and check it out!

10. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I've been to the ones in San Diego and they're pretty nice. I can't wait till the WP8 phones and Surface products start filling the tables.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Free Samsung Series 9? Oh my.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Microsoft, open a store in Chicago!

4. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Damn, there's no way I'm jumping on a L.I.R.R. train to go check out that store; I would've gone tomorrow if it were in Midtown. Leave it to Microsoft to make a store inaccessible.

11. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Apparently they do have some plans in place for Midtown but White Plains isn't too far... right now they're testing the waters, especially when there are Apple stores nearby.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i went to the opening in Orlando, FL and got a bunch of stuff including some Beats Solo HD's.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I want to get them, but the price really isn't in my budget right now.

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i got em for half off pretty much because i stacked a bunch of $25 gift cards i got from doing the Smoked by Windows Phone challenges. i'm trying to sell them along with my Xyboard now.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Sounds like an early Christmas to me. :o

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

$475 and you can have em both. just putting it out there.

6. MISTER.H

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Microsoft is not Linux.....!

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I'm from Delaware....and why here? I can see New York, but Delaware and New Hampshire?

12. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Well, there's always the tax free shopping in Delaware... and UD students.

8. Ronaldr

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Is there any more news in the location of the pop up stores coming for the holidays?

13. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Need some more in the Midwest. St Louis, Chicago, KC, etc

17. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Strong competition = Better for the end customer

18. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Wish one like this open in Shiraz.Iran

19. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I was at the Delaware opening! It was actually a good time. But the Apple store in the mall is planning to have a grand re-opening soon cause they "renovated" their store. They just want their spotlight back.

20. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Microsoft is slowly but surely growing its distribution channel so in the future they will offer their products through their own chains, disregard manufacturers and essentially produce their own profit.

21. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Wow, PA made an entire article about Microsoft stores without referring to them as "Apple-like". Bravo PA, bravo! Seriously.

22. agamhonda

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Do anyone know how much they pay???

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