If you're really concerned about battery life, go with the BB. When I had a G1, I had to charge it once a day, no matter how light the usage whereas with the 8520 I charge it once every 3 days on moderate usage.
9530 v126.96.36.1999-took a dive into oil...
8520 v188.8.131.521-in the box
8100 - 184.108.40.206-out of retirement? lol