phew! thank goodness it was only april fools. still, i thought about it for a second think that it wouldn't be that bad if microsoft bought htc. it would bring some stronger competition to the smartphone market. microsoft windows phones aren't much of a competition and apple is just kicking competitors in the groins instead of competing fairly. i think that if micro-htc came into the competition than everyone would have to kick it up a notch instead of just litigating the competition into submission.
Umm sorry to break it guys but this is no April Fools, I have a friend who works in the big office for Microsoft and he has been telling me about this for about 2 months now. Obviously now that the process of going through the FCC has started I can say that but before he had asked me not to say a word.