With the success of Sinclair Research's ZX Spectrum, Tangerine's backers proposed a home computer and Tangerine formed Oric Products International Ltd to develop the Oric-1.
The computer was introduced in 1982. About 160,000 Oric-1 computers were sold in the UK in 1983, plus a further 50,000 in France (where it was the best-selling machine of the year). This resulted in the acquisition of Oric and financing for a successor, the Oric Atmos from 1984.
The ROM was very buggy and was later replaced by the Oric Atmos.