From the Forums: The Microsoft event aftermath, first Lumia 920 user review

It has certainly been an incredibly busy start to the week here at Windows Phone Central. We published a special From the Forums yesterday that went into changes that are currently happening here on-site with the new design and backend improvements being applied, not to mention our Windows Phone 8 contest!

Today we're back with a true From the Forums, so what's been happening in our community?

The forum is a bustling place of activity now Microsoft's events have concluded, but threads are still being crafted for discussion within them to take place. A popular thread "Are you F'ING KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!" created by TenTwelve speaks out about the lack of announcements made regarding carrier pricing and availability.

Aubreyq's response sums up a feeling that's felt by many readers:

"Hardly any news on this press conference. I loved the Facebook live lock screen and the Pandora announcement. Kid's Corner we already knew as well as Rooms. Also, they didn't bother to talk about the notification row on the lock screen. Finally, no hard dates or prices for AT&T. Suppose AT&T has to announce it first. $50 for the Verizon 822 is cool. Other than that..."

While Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch event wasn't as announcement packed as we hoped, it did formally unveil the next version of the company's mobile operating system - which is a good thing. Carrier information is trickling out as we speak, most UK availability details are now published, and the US will soon follow with other countries following suit. The likes of AT&T will have to pick up if it's to grab consumer attention.

First pictures and user review of the Lumia 920

Rogers revealed they were to launch the Lumia 920 yesterday, and sure enough it launched yesterday (being the first carrier in the world to do so). Forum user xserver managed to pop down to a Rogers retail store to pick up one (of only two) handsets stocked there. Being so excited about the new Windows Phone 8 hardware, he couldn't help but carry out a short review in his car.

See the four-part consumer review below:

You've all been asking, "Where's the Windows Phone Central Lumia 920 review?!" We hear your cries, and we'll get our review up as soon as it's ready. For now we'll have to wait until such a time is upon us, but it wont be long. You can head on over to the "First Pictures of 920 Rogers Canada" thread to join in the conversation until our review is published.

You can be sure to find more discussions just like those listed in this article over on our Windows Phone forum. You can register an account with us for free!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.