Androidland - The world's first Android store in Melbourne
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If you've ever looked at some of our past coverage of trade shows, you no doubt noticed that when Google is in attendance -- they like to do things big. They bring lots of phones to put on display, have plenty of Android gear around and its always a very hands-on experience,
Telstra in Australia has now taken some of that tradeshow feeling and turned into a retail experience with the launch of the worlds first Android store in Melbourne. After having worked with Google and various other partners such as HTC, Motorola, Sony Ericsson & Samsung to create Androidland, Telstra is planning to keep the 154 square metre store open for the next 6 months and beyond, depending on customer benefit.
Customers are welcome to come play Angry Birds on a big screen TV and more importantly go hands-on with the devices they could potentially be purchasing and get in-store help Telstra representatives. What do you guys think? Pretty Awesome right?
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"Serious business management and control" like Apple look is definitely not welcome. But something to show that Android is not only kid friendly, but business friendly too. It would be so cool to have one of these and see all the different Android devices in one location! How about they license out the name Android Central? ;)