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 v220.127.116.119-took a dive into oil...
8520 v18.104.22.1681-in the box
8100 - 22.214.171.124-out of retirement? lol