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(WZZM) - So, you want a smartphone and you want to make that 30 minute experience at the AT&T/Sprint/Verizon/etc. store a little less painful? Your best bet is to have a good idea of what you want before you get there.

Laptopmag.com has all sort of great guides for buying all sorts of tech. Click here for their Interactive Smartphone Finder which walks you through several questions to narrow down what you are looking for. If you don't really know even what you are looking for, they have a Buyer's Guide that tells you the seven things you need to know - or at least may want to know before shopping. At the least, it will save you some time at the store. Reviewed.com has a great collection of information on tablets as well.

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