Carrying the Olympic torch is an honor few get to experience, but HTC CEO Peter Chou will soon add his name to the list. Chou will take part in the torch relay on July 6th, three weeks prior to the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The irony of Chou’s involvement is not lost. Rival mobile manufacturer Samsung has invested heavily in sponsoring the games and will likely plaster the Olympic Village and stadiums with advertising for their Galaxy S III and other handsets. But if dozens of countries with conflicting cultures and world views can come together for some friendly sporting events, there’s no reason the two companies can’t play nice in the name of world unity.