Reports are sprouting up again that Palm's Pre is headed to a telecom in China soon. As reported back in August on Engadget, it states [via Financial Times] "China Telecom is planning to offer the Palm to its subscribers."
Cut to November 2009 and today a Reuters article states: "China Telecom hopes to have released BlackBerry handsets by the end of the year or early next year, said the source, adding that the firm is also in talks with Palm to release Palm smartphones in the same time period."
The fact that China Telecom needs competitive phones like the Pre and Blackberry's in their lineup to compete with the big boys bodes well for the smaller company. This would result in better, world-wide exposure for the webOS and allow Palm to develop even better handsets in the long run.