Microsoft reportedly planning to open a retail store in Toronto by the end of 2012

Microsoft is apparently planning to open a “Microsoft Store” in Toronto soon. New reports from The Verge have Microsoft entering our fine land for the first time, directly going to compete with Apple’s 22 retail locations. The store will be located somewhere in Toronto – could be in the Eaton Centre or Yorkdale Mall – with timing of a grand opening set to happen before the holiday period.

As to what the Microsoft Store will sell – all Microsoft products. So software, keyboards, mice, Xbox 360 and Windows Phone handsets. Taking a look at the Microsoft Store site it shows that there are currently 16 locations across the United States, but Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s COO, stated last year that they plan to open 75 new Microsoft Stores within the next 3-years.

Source: TheVerge