If you own a Nokia Lumia series smartphone, or any Windows Phone device, you might have noticed a case of the disappearing keyboard. Right now I’m using the Lumia 710 and I’ve seen it happen a few times. It’s not a major issue because it’s not a constant problem, but it can be annoying when it happens at the worst possible time.
Reports are coming in that Microsoft is pushing out an update for the Nokia Lumia 800 to address the keyboard bug and a few other fixes. Rafe Blanford from All About Windows Phone reports:
The roll out of the 8107 software update for Windows Phone has now begun for Nokia Lumia devices. SIM-free devices should be the first to get the update, with operator branded devices following in due course. This update fixes a number of bugs, including the one that occasionally caused the on screen keyboard to disappear when entering text.
T-Mobile Lumia 710 users probably won’t see the update for a few weeks. As Rafe mentioned, carrier-branded phones will take longer than unlocked.
Windows Phone update 8107 changelog:
On-screen keyboard. Fixes an issue to prevent the keyboard from disappearing during typing.
Email. Fixes a Google mail syncing issue.
Location. Fixes a location access issue. With this fix, the Me feature in the People Hub sends anonymous information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers to Microsoft only if you agree to allow the Check In function to access and use location information.
Security. Revokes digital certificates from DigiCert Sdn Bhd to address an encryption issue.
Email threads. Fixes an email issue related to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. With this fix, when you reply to or forward a message, the original message is now included in your response.
Voicemail. Fixes a voicemail notification display issue that occurs on some European and Asian networks under certain conditions.
Let us know if you get the update and if you noticed any differences not mentioned here.