October 19, 2010 / 4:56 PM / 9 years ago

Symbian names Holbrow to replace Williams as chief

HELSINKI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The Symbian Foundation, the organisation in charge of the world’s most widely used smartphone platform, on Tuesday named its chief financial officer Tim Holbrow to take over as executive director.

Lee Williams, who had run the organisation since Nokia NOK1V.HE bought out other shareholders and spun it off into an open-source structure, has stepped down from his position as executive director for personal reasons, the foundation said.

Symbian has lost ground to new rivals — Google’s (GOOG.O) Android, Apple (AAPL.O) and Research In Motion RIMM.ORIM.TO — and all other top handset vendors but Nokia have abandoned it. (Reporting by Tarmo Virki; Editing by David Holmes)

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