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Windows Phone 7.5 finally receiving disappearing keyboard fix

Microsoft is finally rolling out a service update to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango that addresses a disappearing keyboard issue as well as other issues in the operating system. It has taken Microsoft three months to finally release an update for this major issue that has affected a number of people.

Back in October of last year, a number of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango users, who had just updated to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, were reporting that they were having disappearing keyboards at random times. Microsoft issued a statement stating that the company was working hard to fix the issue. The complaints even included having the keyboard not coming up when touching an input field and the keyboard disappearing in the middle of typing a sentence.

Microsoft and carriers today have begun to roll out a service update for Window Phone 7.5 Mango that finally fixes this issue as well as other issues.

As Mary Jo Foley reports, this new update contains the following fixes:

  • 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.

More on this update on the official Windows Phone 7 Update History page.

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