Nokias New Home Wi-Fi Router Takes Aim at Amazon and Google

Nokia, once a leading seller of cell phones, lost its allure as a consumer brand when it faltered in the early years of smartphones. But Nokia still makes and sells networking equipment to businesses, and it’s been using some of that technology to try to forge a pathway back into our lives. Its Beacon 3 mesh router, first announced and shipped in 2018, is one example of that. Now Nokia is launching a new version of the router, one that’s supposed to appeal to more cost-conscious people who don’t need a bunch of beacons in their home. It’s also taking direct aim at the user-friendly routers offered by Google and Eero (which is now a part of Amazon). Called the …