HTC has, in a manner of speaking, opened a store in Hamburg, Germany. It’s not a stand alone store like a Microsoft or Apple store. It’s more of a store within a store with specially trained staff and displays. The layout is similar to the Apple section inside most Best Buy locations in the US. Although there is currently only one store, in Germany, HTC has said it will take this mini-store model to other parts of the world. The stores would give the Taiwanese manufacturer’s handsets a bit of a spotlight as it plays catch-up with Samsung, who reported record profits last month.