With SXSW (South by Southwest) set to kick-off on March 11 we're starting to see a lot of promotion for the events happening and we can't but notice some of them are being sponsored by Research In Motion. We're definitely expecting some PlayBook news to come from the event and more likely then some lead-up announcements before the event opens up. While we'll have to wait for the official news to start rolling, Research In Motion is sponsoring the Foodspotting - Street Food Fest so that may be a precursor to seeing a Foodspotting app demoed for the BlackBerry PlayBook.
While Mobile World Congress gave us a look at EA games demos and demos from TAT on the PlayBook, Apples announcement of the iPad 2 makes SXSW a great venue for Research In Motion to announce some of the further news we're all waiting for surrounding the BlackBerry PlayBook -- such as an announcement on price or availability.
If you look around there are hints being dropped about a PlayBook release party but assuming that doesn't happen just yet, what are things are you all hoping may come from Research In Motion at SXSW? Let us know in the comments or in the forums.
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