December 5th, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Ahem. The other replies weren't useful at all -- some are probably harmful.
The deal is, some versions of Google Play have the bug that the reporter described.
If you have installed a new ROM, you may need to update the google apps package for that.
Search for "gapps.zip".
Carefully download the appropriate package, and flash it, using, say the recovery tool.
Newer versions properly allow you to enter account info.
Furthermore, if you have enabled application-specific passwords in your Google account,
the gmail account won't work. Instead, go to your Google account page, under
-> Authorizing applications and sites [Edit]
Make a new password for this device, and enter that into the dialog.