First Microsoft Stores Opening in Arizona, California

Microsoft plans to open their first retail stores this fall in California and Arizona shopping malls, the Seattle Times reports.

The stores will be located at the Scottsdale Fashion Square and The Shops at Mission Viejo. The Fashion Square already has an Apple store.

"We really picked them because they're hot markets," Kim Stocks, a Microsoft spokeswoman told the Times. "Scottsdale is one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. Mission Viejo is consistently rated one of the best places to live."

Microsoft still hasn't set a specific date or name for the stores.

Microsoft will open stores in Orange County and Scottsdale [Seattle Times]