Since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2011, it has sold over 100 million copies, has been published in 52 languages and set the stage for the release of the movie bearing the same name, which has now earned over $266 million worldwide. Before all that though, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James had to actually write the best-selling series and in April 2012, James recalled to ABC News that she typed out most of the erotic novel on her BlackBerry.
"I used to write a lot of it on my way to work on my Blackberry," James told ABC's Elizabeth Vargas. "I used to beam it into my Mac when I'd get home, and then I'd write."
James joins the list of authors who have in the past used their BlackBerry smartphones and their iconic keyboards to bring their creations to fruition. Juan Carlos Ortiz composed his book Shorts on a BlackBerry, Geordie Greig wrote the Lucian Freud biography Breakfast with Lucian on a BlackBerry Bold, Dylan Lauren, Daughter of Ralph Lauren and Founder of Dylan's Candy Bar retail stores and brand, wrote her Unwrap Your Sweet Life entirely on a BlackBerry and the list goes on. With that in mind, it's no surprise E.L. James did the same.
Sadly, in the movie adaptation where Christian was written to use a BlackBerry in the books, it was replaced with an iPhone. No seriously, this is a big issue for many of the readers according to Twitter. The extensive use of BlackBerry in the books was brought up in the forums, not too long ago. Is that part a spoiler? I hope not. Sorry, if so.
watched fifty shades of grey and im disappointed bc why the heck was christian using an iphone where it's supposed to be a blackberry gdi— vjane (@byunbaked) February 14, 2015
another thing about fifty shades of grey. Christians suppose to have a blackberry not iPhone— mari (@okaylirry) February 13, 2015
Why is he holding an iPhone when he had a blackberry? Making of Fifty shades of grey https://t.co/3x8BDcMItC— Azreg amina (@Azregamina) February 2, 2014