How to save the most on a new HP tablet or smartphone
Hewlett-Packard isn’t new to the tablet and smartphone game, but up until now, the company’s mobile devices have used its own webOS operating system.
That’s about to change.
Instead of webOS, HP is moving to Google’s Android platform, which means that HP mobile devices are about to be able to access a whole lot more apps and other media than they have in the past. It also means that HP mobile devices are about to get reinvigorated – so if you’re in the market for an HP tablet or smartphone, now’s the time to buy.
Go to the source
The best place to start looking for an HP device is from HP itself. The company’s website, HP.com, offers 8 percent cash back to start, plus deals such as $15 off on orders over $75. That makes HP.com a great place to snag devices and save money, which isn’t always true when going directly to the source.
But then again, if you prefer other retailers, you have your pick. HP devices are carried just about everywhere, including the electronics department of Target and Walmart, both of which offer 2 percent cash back, and at Best Buy, which offers 3 percent cash back. You can also try stores such as Radio Shack (3 percent cash back), Staples (5 percent) and Amazon.
Load up on apps
Once you’ve procured your new HP-enabled Android device, you’re going to want some apps to go with it. A solid way to save on apps is to grab gift cards for outlets such as the Google Play Store and the Amazon Appstore through other retailers, where you can get cash back. Amazon offers gift cards to the Play store, for a start, as does Target and Staples. Maximizing coupons and cash back and help you save on apps with just one or two extra steps.
With HP opening its mobile devices to a whole new platform, now is a great time to grab a new device from a company with a solid track record. Just make sure that you’re getting a device that’s set up for Android support and gives you what you need, and you can definitely save some money.
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