Wrinkles: Create Your Nokia Account
In an effort to unify its various usernames and passwords used for log-in purposes, Nokia is now letting everyone create their own personalized accounts. If you want to create your account, visit this page. The form is pretty straightforward in that you should specify a username (3-32 characters), a password (6-18 characters), a security question/answer, and either an email address or an international mobile number. The form also contains a totally inaccessible “Captcha” for the visually impaired – see the below note on how to resolve it. Once you type the Captcha and check the check box which indicates your acceptance of Nokia’s service terms, hit the “Complete registration” button. If nothing goes awry, you’ll get an email or an SMS to confirm your account creation. As you finish setting up your account, you can go to this page to sign in.
I highly recommend that you create your account as soon as possible because you’ll most likely be allowed to specify a unique username – for the first time I was able to specify my first name, Amir, as the username. Also, your unique name is used with Nokia Chat and, who knows, it might be used with Nokia’s would-be email account.
Important note for screen reader users
Unfortunately, Nokia seems to be paying no attention to my repeated pleas for an accessible Captcha solution. At any rate, if you want to solve the Captcha issue for this and other inaccessible forms, use Mozilla Firefox 3.0 in combination with a fabulous add-on called WebVisum. It offers various features such as community-driven page tags/titles and, above all, instant Captcha solutions.