Following the Microsoft take over of Nokia last year there has been a gradual transition of the Nokia named apps and services. This has involved renaming applications such as Nokia Camera to Lumia Camera and retirement of the Nokia Xpress browser. HERE maps have also moved from the Nokia account system to log in and manage your bookmarks to their own login system (or Facebook). I became aware via Steve Litchfield over at AllAboutSymbian.com last week that Microsoft are going to retire the Nokia account system which is used by Symbian applications.
Microsoft have announced that the service will stop working on the 25th of April, so if you’ve got anything that uses a Nokia account to synchronise information I’d advise get it sync’ed or use an alternative service before the closure. Looking through my C7, I can’t see any other service other than Maps or the old Ovi store which used the Nokia account system. The Ovi / Nokia store shut some weeks ago and if you launch the app now, it redirects via the web app to the Opera mobile store, which is gradually being populated with Symbian and S40 apps, though much of the content is free at the moment.
If you are looking for an alternative to the Opera store for new apps, you could give the Symbian AppList a try, which is gradually being populated by apps which can be downloaded through the app. Apps that were previously available through the Ovi store have either been archived or donated for download by the app developers.
Sign in from the Nokia suite has been broken for some time, as this also uses the Nokia account sign which linked to both the store and there update servers.
It seems though this is another service that is set to close down and makes maintaining a Symbian phone connected to online services just that bit more difficult.