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

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.


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

source: Pepsi Phone via GforGames

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25 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

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

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

5. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

The sad part is, it will sell like hotcakes.

11. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Sell like iPhones

16. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Some people will sell their kidney to buy it.

17. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Dr Apple

24. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

10. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

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

25. RoryBreaker

Posts: 236; Member since: Oct 11, 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!

26. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hahahaha xD

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

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

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Let the cola wars battle yet again.. haha!

9. seblak

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 07, 2015

It better come with pepsi man pre-installed lol

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 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).

14. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 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.

21. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 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

13. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

15. discharge unregistered

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

18. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 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.

19. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Soon Coca-Cola phone

20. GhostRider

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 01, 2012

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

22. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 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

23. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

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

27. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Hohoho, here comes the phone you can drink :D

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