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Official Weibo account suggests that Pepsi is getting ready to launch a phone

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Official Weibo account suggests that Pepsi is getting ready to launch a phone
What do soft drinks and phones have in common? We don't really know, but it looks like PepsiCo China, the food, snack and beverage corporation's Chinese branch might be gearing up to launch a phone. Now, before we dive into this wild rumor, make sure to keep the proverbial grain of salt at bay.

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.

Pepsi obviously doesn't have the technology or the expertise to design or manufacture its own phones. As such, if there will ever be a Pepsi handset, it will most likely be nothing more than a rebranded product from any one of the numerous Chinese phone manufacturers. 

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

This is the banner used by the Pepsi Phone Weibo channel


What do you guys make of this? Could Pepsi actually launch a smartphone?

source: Pepsi Phone via GforGames

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posted on 09 Oct 2015, 14:22 3

1. phonehome (Posts: 535; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I guess Apple will soon be selling produce (pun intended or not).

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 15:37 8

4. Finalflash (Posts: 2870; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Can't wait for the Apple Apple, available for $250 per piece or just $20 per month.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 15:51 3

5. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


The sad part is, it will sell like hotcakes.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 16:03 2

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 4156; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup...and the shelf life/expiry date will be the same as their phone counterparts :-)

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 17:08

11. Sidewinder (Posts: 422; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Sell like iPhones

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 22:54 2

16. Podrick (Posts: 589; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


Some people will sell their kidney to buy it.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 23:21

17. justrt (Posts: 378; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Dr Apple

posted on 10 Oct 2015, 18:32

24. JunitoNH (Posts: 1693; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Hell if Pepsi, Coke, and GMC make a phone they probably sell better than HTC, SONY, and Lenovo.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 14:46 12

2. jellmoo (Posts: 1552; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Rumour has it that even before they've built a single handset, they've already outsold HTC.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 17:01 1

10. Clars123 (Posts: 678; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Hahahahaaa....+1. I needed a good laugh

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 15:08

25. RoryBreaker (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 Oct 2015)


LMAO...HTC=Here's To Complete failure! Quietly about to go out of business!

They deserve it, they allowed the best phone manufacturing & design company to become a joke!

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 21:49

26. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2627; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Hahahaha xD

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 15:13 3

3. Ordinary (Posts: 2273; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)


Well we all know after this Coca-Cola is working on a new phone too.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 16:26

8. legiloca (Posts: 1373; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)


Let the cola wars battle yet again.. haha!

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 16:45 2

9. seblak (Posts: 14; Member since: 07 Oct 2015)


It better come with pepsi man pre-installed lol

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 17:18 1

12. Bernoulli (Posts: 3879; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


It'll be nice to see, haha then they'll be one up to coca cola, but humongous breaches when accessing the deep Web (if you don't know what this is please, don't look it up).

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 18:38 1

14. 99nights (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Mar 2015)


Lol everyone should at least once go on the deep web. You haven't been on the internet until you've been on the deep web lol.

posted on 10 Oct 2015, 02:25

21. Bernoulli (Posts: 3879; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


I dunno what layer you went to, but I couldn't past the pedophilia and interesting to see how much a person's data can be sold. But no I regret my curiosity, it was horrible

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 18:13 1

13. Planterz (Posts: 2047; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Somehow I'd think a Mt. Dew branded phone would do better.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 22:27

15. discharge (unregistered)


I bet the grocery stores will have lines like Apple and preorders lol gee shall we call it iOS Pepsi gate??

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 23:23 1

18. justrt (Posts: 378; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


“[Phones have] gone from being technological devices to fast-moving consumer products. It’s like Coke and Pepsi now. That’s the war these companies are fighting. It’s not a sexy business anymore.” - Kirk McMaster

Things have literally gone Pepsi and Coke.

posted on 09 Oct 2015, 23:32

19. BigBoss10 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Soon Coca-Cola phone

posted on 10 Oct 2015, 01:02

20. GhostRider (Posts: 8; Member since: 01 Dec 2012)


Well, I guess when you suck at making good soda, you have to branch out into other things.

posted on 10 Oct 2015, 09:57

22. irossdrummer (Posts: 115; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)


The different colors will be different flavors, dark blue will be Pepsi, blue and red will be cherry Pepsi, Mountain Dew will go green, and so on XD

posted on 10 Oct 2015, 10:21

23. Rock_Hardwood (Posts: 68; Member since: 11 May 2015)


instead of throwing the money away why not just give it to me....also facebook and fire phone

posted on 11 Oct 2015, 21:49

27. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2627; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Hohoho, here comes the phone you can drink :D

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