It seems that our poor friends over at Samsung just cannot get away from angry Apple fans. Samsung has opened a new retail store in Vancouver, Canada – its first in North America – and apparently some can’t help but draw comparisons and Apple’s famous boutiques. Looking at the picture of this new Samsung Store below, there do seem to be some striking similarities such as the way Samsung’s devices are displayed and the dark blue uniforms its employees are wearing. It begs the question though – is this really something to get all worked up about?
In this case, we’re tempted to agree with The Android Guy, which brings up some pretty valid points. Concerning the dark blue, it’s important to remember that the color of Samsung’s logo is dark blue too. Samsung probably could have gone with a different color, but as far as brand recognition goes, it wouldn’t have worked quite as well if Samsung had chosen a different color for its store uniforms.
When it comes down to it, many other stores out there coincidentally look like Apple stores, it’s just that Samsung gets called out because of its checkered past with the iPhone manufacturer. As you can see in the video above, Samsung’s new store looks great, as do the various Apple stores that have popped up across the country. At the end of the day, the whole thing seems a bit trivial to us, so why can’t we just all get along?
In any case, if you’re interested in checking out this Samsung Store, it’s located in the Metrotown Mall in Burnaby, Vancouver. It’s unclear whether or not Samsung is displaying its entire line of devices there, but looking at the video walkthrough, it appears that there’s a significant amount of Samsung products on offer there.[via The Android Guy]