From the Forums

For the best discussions covering Windows Phone, our community forum is the number one place for platform enthusiasts to check out. Boasting thousands of members with hundreds of posts being submitted on a daily basis, the Windows Phone Central forum can be slightly hectic so we publish the forum roundup to highlight a number of threads that are worthy of viewing.

The Microsoft Surface has been in the news for a variety of reasons with the latest being that it has survived after being run over by a vehicle - at a reported 60mph. This alone isn't special as such, but the Windows 8 tablet has pulled through with only light wounds and still works.

Forum member berty6294 has created a thread to share his experience with the community. A quick snippet:

"Some scratches and corners beat up quite a bit. I flipped it over and to my surprise, there is not a single scratch nor crack in the screen! I was completely speechless! The moment of truth was coming up.. I hit the power button, and never was I so happy to see the start screen of the Surface!"

The Surface tablet has been used as a skateboard and has even been dropped during the launch presentation, but it's good to see Microsoft still being highlighted for its quality hardware, which has been reflected through continuous praise from consumers.

Be sure to head on over to the "Surface Run Over By A Car!" thread to add your experiences and thoughts on the Surface.

Lumia 920 bugs and defect checklist 

The Lumia 920 is Nokia's flagship Windows Phone, and while it has only just been made available to the public we shouldn't overlook any issues that are being reported by consumers.

Forum user hasasimo has been looking over all the issues that new owners have been reporting after some use of the new Windows Phone 8 handset. We've listed all the problems highlighted in the round-up:

  • Battery drain.
  • Dust under screen.
  • Freeze / Restarts.
  • Sound issues when using speakers.
  • Vibration rattling when motor is activated.
  • Overheating.
  • Display issues with colours (white).

We've published our Lumia 900 review, which is well worth checking out, but we're interested in hearing any concerns you might have with the device. You can add your $0.02 in the "Bug/defect checklist for new and future Lumia 920 owners" thread.

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