Nokia opened their first retail store in Prague many years ago and last month HTC followed suit, opening their first retail store in the same Czech Republic city where Nokia originally revealed their first location years earlier.
PocketNow reports that HTC has also opened a store in Moscow, a move that came just several weeks after their initial store opening.
Considering that for years HTC was the number one Windows Mobile phone manufacturer and that they have quickly become one of the top Google Android providers, I have to admit I think this move is overdue. Whether plans for the store were put on hiatus due to the economy or other factors, HTC phones have always been top selling devices.
HTC may have chosen to wait on physical retail locations since they have always had strong ties to unlocked mobile phone retailers including eXpansys, Plemix and various other online sellers, while other stores have also experimented with their unlocked devices including Best Buy.
Here’s a closer look at one of the stores inside displays: