Apparently. Take a gander at this little laugh of a piece on ZDNet UK. The piece, entitled “Pandering to BlackBerrys needs”, examines use of the term “BlackBerrys” and asks the question – why not “ies”? Journalist Richard Thurston writes
“Call me an egotistical pedant, but surely the plural of BlackBerry – both the fruit and the ever-popular email device – is BlackBerries.
Not that I wish to have a bite at his Excellency Andrew Donoghue (ZDNet UK’s Executive Editor) but Mr Donoghue, along with many thousands of others seems to have coined the term BlackBerrys (pronounced Blak-Berris, in my book).”
I suppose ol’ Mr. Thurston doesn’t understand proper names. If I’ve got two friends named Barry and I tell the wife I’m going to hang out with them, I wouldn’t leave her a note saying “Hanging with the Barries”, now would I? Looks like someone needs to make a trip to the grammar rodeo.