Brazil mall may be revamping a Nokia retail store with Microsoft branding

A new report suggests that a Nokia-branded store in a Brazil mall may be getting a makeover and will reopen soon with Microsoft branding. However, it's not clear if this will be a full-featured Microsoft Store like the ones that are in North America.

The report from includes a couple of images from the Mall Eldorado in São Paulo, Brazil. The photos show a familiar image for shoppers when a store is making changes with a cover designed to hide the work going on inside. The cover has a message which translated means, "Surprise yourself with a new Microsoft store."

However, this could be just a store that sells Microsoft Lumia smartphones and not a full store that sells other hardware and software from the company. Brazil is one of the biggest markets for Windows Phones.

Microsoft announced on Monday its plans to launch its first full retail store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia, but there's no word on when it might open.


John Callaham