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 v188.8.131.529-took a dive into oil...
8520 v184.108.40.2061-in the box
8100 - 220.127.116.11-out of retirement? lol