A verified account called Pepsi Phone was recently spotted on Weibo, a popular microblogging website from China. The account is listed under IT / Internet / electronic products - mobile phone manufacturers, which obviously suggests that Pepsi is actually getting ready to launch a phone, strange as that may sound.
On the flipside, we could be reading too much into this. It's not unthinkable for this Weibo account to have been created for marketing an upcoming Pepsi app or even some sort of contest involving smartphone selfies. We're digging around to find more info, and we'll get back as soon as we learn more.
This is the banner used by the Pepsi Phone Weibo channel
What do you guys make of this? Could Pepsi actually launch a smartphone?