SEATTLE — Microsoft united tweens and Gen Xers at Bellevue Square on Thursday, first giving away free Miley Cyrus concert tickets at its grand opening, then throwing a surprise free concert at night with Dave Matthews.
Three doors down, the Apple store, maybe for the first time, felt just a little stodgy with its cutouts of the Beatles in the window.
The new Microsoft store is the first retail store the company has opened on its home turf and represents a bid to make consumers fall in love with its brand and software.
Considering the company only has 7 stores nationwide, it’s interesting that they chose Bellevue for their new store.
I am excited to visit just to see what it has to offer.
Oh, here’s one just for Vista/7 folks:
The store has a doorman that asks you, “Do you want to come in the store”
when you say yes, then it’s asks, “Are you sure you want to come in the store?”
LMAO, Love the responses folks!
Libby: Haven’t played with the Kinnect yet; however, have a few friends who are very impressed. I will hopefully get one for Christmas (hint-hint DeLeesa, Dylan or Alex) [;)]
Word of caution, after a random number of days of operation, the windows turn blue and the door doesn’t work.
Do you have to enter a 20 digit alphanumeric key to get in the door?
One related–or unrelated comment from me (a non-techie) on this posting: My better half bought a Xbox 360 a while back and he thoroughly enjoys playing the “Halo-Reach” game. He is now trying to decide whether or not to get the “Kinnect” motion sensor to go with it. He loves Microsoft’s products. No “Apples” anywhere in this house.