Microsoft to partner with Best Buy

Along with Samsung and Google, Microsoft will now have some dedicated space in Best Buy stores. This is good for the consumer because associates in these areas will be better trained and will be better able to serve the public. This move also gives more scale to Microsoft store operations, which is important as Microsoft continues to expand into areas like hardware, services, film and television production/development, and games.

Note: This might also level the playing field between Samsung, Google, and Microsoft and Apple for coolness and more importantly in the tablet space. Regardless if there is still showrooming going on, consumers will at least be able to get more information about all of these products before buying either in person or online.