There is no FM tuner in the Bold.
If there is, then AT&T has a special unit that the other carriers don't have. Very unlikely! Onwards, my litigious American friends!
What probably happened is that the person doing the writeup for the ad doesn't have a Bold, and got confused between "Stereo streaming" and the section where it normally says stereo, and might have thought streaming meant that the headphone jack was streaming out stereophonic sound as opposed to monophonic that most phones come with. (Let me know what you discover.)
That said, I have been playing with streaming radio today.
-Nobex radio companion
-some sites that have direct streams to mobile phones like soma.fm
Moodio lets you pick the bitrate.. the way their process works is, they take the source signal, change it to PCM, then re-encode it as aac and send it to you. In this case, you *want* to use parametric stereo, not stereo. The way parametric works is that it uses a mono signal, and adds a little bit extra for stereo dimension.. as opposed to the bitrate being cut in half in standard stereo streams.. so the bitrate is actually higher as a result.. Me, I am using mono only, because well, I don't have hearing in both ears. There are no pictures or song information with moodio due to using the blackberry mediaplayer. Moodio will work over wifi by itself and does not need cellular to be on.
Flycast has a decent interface, I managed to get it to freeze up solid once. Works fine, I have no problem with it though the user interface shouldn't split down the middle and have the pictures on the right side only. You can't pick the bitrate, and have no idea what you're getting. Flycast will operate over wifi by itself and does not need cellular to be on.
Nobex Radio Companion has a prettier interface in that it's got the picture in the middle of the screen. You can't pick the bitrate and have no idea what you're getting. It's still a bit rough around the edges.. I saw a clue while installing it, that indicated it might be possible to run Nobex under a BIS-B transport.. unless it was another app. You can't pick this transport from inside the application so it might be a one-time only thing with the radio off. Nobex also requires a cellular signal to work. It will play music over wifi, but needs the cellular to guide it.
-You pick the stations yourself
-You pick the bitrate (within limits)
-You can run over wifi only
-No pictures, song information or anything else
-Requires the BB browser, so if you want to be surfing at the same time, you need to have Opera installed too
-Wifi only mode
-No bitrate selection
-No pick your own station
-No wifi only mode
-No bitrate selection
-No pick your own stations
I also have a suspicion that some modes of playing peg the cpu harder than others but I am unable to tell at the moment.