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Symbian CEO leaves own foundation on short notice

updated 02:50 pm EDT, Tue October 19, 2010

Symbian CEO Williams exits Foundation

The Symbian Foundation faced another setback today as Symbian CEO Lee Williams has resigned his Executive Director position effective immediately. He would only give "personal reasons" for the departure. Tim Holbrow, the Foundation's CFO, is replacing Williams.

Symbian has suffered multiple blows in recent months as some of its key proponents at Nokia have made both voluntary and involuntary exits. The Finnish phone builder suddenly replaced its CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo in September over what's commonly thought to be dissatisfaction with an inability to reverse sliding market share. Its smartphone team leader Anssi Vanjoki is also exiting soon.

Once considered the default platform for smartphones, Symbian has already been dropped by Samsung and Sony Ericsson as Android has given them more advanced features while still having access to a partly open-source and largely free OS to use. Symbian^3 has brought the OS somewhat up to date with multi-touch and other features that have existed for years, but critics have leveled that it's still too close to the aging S60 platform.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. Jonathan-Tanya

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    maybe

    maybe he didn't intend to leave for good, but he tried to use a Symbian GPS to find his way back.

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