Thanks Meter 14
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Winter Haven, Florida, USA
You're correct. It is hardware-based. Thing is, many Android phones use the same radio chip, which is an all-in-one deal, capable of data, bluetooth, and fm radio, if I've read correctly. For those that have this particular chip, it's just a matter of kernel support, libraries, and the app to access it.
Eugene got it working for the Motorola CLIQ. I would imagine that, if it were possible for the Slide, we would have heard something by now.