, Fair question, unfortunately. Battery life sucks once you move to smartphones from the old Nokia "brick" style, and sucks even more when you turn on Bluetooth. Contrariwise, I tend to have my phone plugged in and charging every chance I get (and have an external battery available for my phone), so it's not quite
as painful to me.
In the manufacturer's defense, I think I see why they're doing this - remove the keyboard and you have fewer moving parts (I can't help but suspect the keyboard is a significant point of failure).
I suppose the ideal would be an arrangement akin to the new PadPhone, but without the intermediate tablet - just have an optional keyboard you could lock on and fold closed like a mini-netbook, but that doesn't exist yet.