File this rumor under "Ich don't think so". It seems like Peter Chou, CEO of HTC, has made some grumblings about HTC being a good fit in a merger between it and Sony Ericsson. Really? A maker of Windows Mobile smartphones that aren't very stylish combining with a company that makes handhelds and musicphones? Seems iffy.
Sure, they'd make a good match to service the entire spectrum of cellphones, but whether the two companies or the two engineering cultures would fit together is another story. Plus, there's SE's love of Symbian, which doesn't quite fit in with HTC's Windows Mobile lust.