The BlackBerry maker faces a network outage on the same day Apple's iPhone 5 is released.
The social network is looking for innovative new ways to show advertisements to its users.
Not all companies in the sector are responding to the software maker's leadership in this area.
Its plan to get back into the smartphone market seems grossly premature, if not radically misguided.
Investors really aren't sweating any legal trouble Apple faces, however.
Samsung's iPad competitor will remain off the US market for most of the holiday shopping season.
Apple seems set to enter the fiercely competitive world of compact budget tablets, and would go toe-to-toe with Amazon and Google.
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